Browsing Category: Stroke

Sensor assesses blood clotting in 30 minutes

ClotChip assesses  blood clotting 95 times faster than current methods, with a single single drop of blood, using miniaturized dielectric spectroscopy. A finger-prick sample is taken from heart arrhythmia, pulmonary embolism, post surgery, or  hemophilia patients, to analyze clotting abilities in the ER or at home.  Results are received in 30 minutes. Caregivers currently cannot quickly assess if […]

Robots support neural and physical rehab in stroke, cerebral palsy

Georgia Tech’s  Ayanna Howard has developed Darwin, a socially interactive robot that encourages children to play an active role in physical therapy. Specific targeting children with cerebral palsy (who are involved in current studies),  autism, or tbi, the robot is designed to function in the home, to supplement services provided by  clinicians.  It engages users […]

Self regulating patch optimizes blood thinner delivery

UNC and  NC State researchers have developed a promising, self-regulating, Heparin releasing patch, meant to optimize levels of the blood thinner in one’s body.  It has only been tested on animals, but was found to  be more effective at preventing thrombosis than traditional drug delivery methods. Current protocol requires regular blood testing, to prevent hemorrhaging […]

Machine learning for faster stroke diagnosis

MedyMatch uses big data and artificial intelligence to improve stroke diagnosis, with the goal of faster treatment. Patient CT photos are scanned  and immediately compared with hundreds of thousands of other patient results.  Almost any deviation from a normal CT is quickly detected. With current methods, medical imaging errors can occur when emergency room radiologists […]

Stroke detecting headset prototype

Samsung’s Early Detection Sensor & Algorithm Package (EDSAP), developed by  Se-hoon Lim, is meant to detect early signs of stroke. A multiple sensor headset records electrical impulses in the brain, algorithms determine the likelihood of a stroke in one minute, and results are presented in a mobile app.  EDSAP can also analyze stress and sleep patterns, and potentially […]