There is Nothing Mild About Mild TBI: You Can Do Something About It | Namas Chandra | TEDxNJIT

There is Nothing Mild About Mild TBI: You Can Do Something About It | Namas Chandra | TEDxNJIT

About 5.3 million Americans live with traumatic brain injury (TBI) costing $76.5 billion annually. TBI can be caused by a blow to the head, wound from a gunshot or being around an explosion. Around 83 percent of TBI are mild, the so-called concussion. Mild TBI can persist for years, affect the quality of life for the patient and the family, and prove to be serious or fatal if repeated multiple times. Our work on blast TBI shows that permanent damage to the delicate brain occurs at very low threshold of forces. We should be aware of and avoid at all costs any head injury, especially in children and elderly. Dr. Namas Chandra is a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Center for Injury Bio- Mechanics, Materials and Medicine (CIBM3) and co-Director of the Institute for Brain and Neuroscience Research (IBNR) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). His Center focuses on experimental and computational aspects of blast induced traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has published over 132 journal articles including about 42 on TBI. He has supervised about 56 graduate students and post docs. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


  1. zi hi on October 8, 2021 at 8:07 am

    U r non doctor….. The way you speak.. R not good to patient & their family! Nonesense!! Show this to ur relative who r suffering such issue… 🙏

  2. Arjit Arora on October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Sir how can i contact you please 🥺
    I want help sir please 🙏

  3. wise monk on October 8, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Very nice article sir. In india 1.5 lac people die in 4.5 lac road accident. Not wearing quality helmet with strap on 2 wheelers cause 30% mortality. In us only 33k die in 22 lac road accident. All parents and police should criminalize not wearing helmet even on bicycle.

  4. Michele Fisher on October 8, 2021 at 8:33 am

    😢😢 I’ve had 2 major incidents. I know “something is wrong”.

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