Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Stroke Detecting Visor

Portable Visor Accurately Detects Strokes

For stroke victims, early diagnosis and treatment is critical for a good prognosis. Cerebrotech Medical Systems in Pleasanton, California has developed a portable visor that can diagnose strokes with up to 92% accuracy. The visor uses a technique called volumetric impedance phase shift spectroscopy (VIPS) and involves sending low-energy radio waves through the brain and then detects how the wave frequency changes as they pass through the two brain lobes. Read more about this device at Science Daily and see how the stroke detector works below.



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