Dr. Ryan D’Arcy from Surrey’s HealthTech Connex, in partnership with researchers from SFU, has developed a new technology that they have dubbed to be a “gamer-Changer” when it comes to brain health. The new framework that they have scientifically developed includes new software and terminology that is designed for the analysis of complicated brainwaves. The team accomplished this feat through the reverse engineering of the measurement of vital signs that used blood pressure. With this breakthrough, they have essentially brought vital signs for the brain into existence, something that was only previously possible for blood pressure and heart rate. The process uses scalp monitors to measure and translate brainwaves into vital signs. The usage of the device has shifted from research to testing on several conditions such as; concussions, traumatic brain injuries, dementia, stroke, and autism over the course of the last five years. Since the technology has been successfully effective D’Arcy has said that they are also doing work related specifically to dementia and more studies using the device will be published in the future.
SOURCE: Trail Times, December 14th, 2017
AUTHOR(S): Amy Reid
DATE RETRIEVED: Monday, December 18th, 2017