Gaize and dicentra Open Participant Enrollment for VR Cannabis Impairment Clinical Trial

Gaize and dicentra Open Participant Enrollment for VR Cannabis Impairment Clinical Trial

“Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. Working with great partners like Gaize helps make this mission a success, providing the clinical evidence needed to bring impairment detection devices like this to market and make our roads safer. – Peter Wojewnik, partner, dicentra

dicentra, a world-renowned contract research organization (CRO) and global consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has opened participant recruitment for a groundbreaking new cannabis impairment study with its client , Gauze. The study is looking for 350 volunteer participants at dicentra’s clinical research site in Toronto, Canada.

Cannabis use can negatively impact a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely by affecting motor skills, slowing reaction time, and impairing short-term memory and concentration. Despite this, according to research done at Western University, drug-impaired driving increased by 43% in the first full year after the federal legalization of cannabis in Canada. This statistic is further compounded by results from the 2021 Canadian Cannabis Survey that one in four cannabis users admit to driving a vehicle under the influence of cannabis.

Approved Alcohol Screening Devices (ASDs) have been available to law enforcement agencies for over four decades. These devices provide an easy way to check both the presence and concentration of alcohol at a traffic stop. Unlike alcohol, there is currently no comparable screening device to determine the level of cannabis impairment. In fact, studies suggest that the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) and roadside saliva screening may not be reliable measures of cannabis impairment.

The Gaize Cannabis Disorder Screening Device administers an automated, standardized field sobriety eye test and captures high-definition video of eye movements. Eye movement data is used to determine cannabis intoxication and captured images are securely stored and can then be used as evidence to demonstrate signs and symptoms of impairment. This product simultaneously addresses the issue of security, accuracy, and fair and reliable evidence in potential litigation and defense cases.

“The road safety implications of this study are immense. That’s what makes studies like this so important,” says Peter Wojewnik, Partner at dicentra. “Part of our mission is to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. Working with great partners like Gaize helps make that mission a success, providing the clinical evidence needed to bring cannabis impairment detection devices like this to market and help make our roads safer.

“The Gaize cannabis impairment detection device was designed specifically to provide a safe and reliable investigative device for the detection of cannabis,” said Ken Fichtler, CEO of Gaize. “Our proprietary cannabis detection software is the first of its kind to be used in a VR headset. This study will help us determine how safe, effective and reliable our device is.

dicentra’s Toronto site will allow for rapid participant recruitment due to its downtown location being located on multiple transit routes, providing access to millions of potential participants within a 20-mile radius. dicentra prides itself on having the ability to rapidly recruit participants to meet the needs of clinical trial sponsors, offering a state-of-the-art clinical research clinic strategically located in the heart of Toronto, Canada.

To participate in this trial or learn about upcoming clinical trials, please visit: https://cannabis.vitalabs.clinic/

About Gaize

Gaize was created with one goal in mind. We see a world where the inevitable legalization of cannabis has collided with technology that keeps roads and workplaces safe. We strongly believe that our approach is uniquely suited to the challenges of cannabis impairment. We will succeed because we must! https://www.gaize.ai/

About dicentra

dicentra is a leading contract research organization (CRO) and global consulting firm specializing in handling all safety, quality and compliance issues for all product categories in the electronics industries. life and food sciences. We assess, implement and provide all necessary product and operational support to gain market access and build trust in your brand. We achieve this through our three business divisions: Consulting, Clinical Trials and Certifications. Since our creation in 2002, we have carried out more than 24,000 projects and served more than 1,400 companies internationally. https://dicentra.com/

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