Start the morning right!
Visualize brain hemorrhaging and trauma in real time! This radical new device itself uses low energy electromagnetic waves to image the head. This is in no way a replacement for a Computed Tomography (CT) scan, but unlike a CT it can provide continuous realtime data. I am not sure there are devices that can even compare to this working prototype.
This device was envisioned by Professor Boris Rubinskya and his team at UC Berkeley to assess people in rural villages that do not have access to expensive scanning equipment. It was tested at a Mexican Army Hospital and demonstrated the following:
The results from the healthy participants were clearly distinguishable from the patients with brain damage, and data for bleeding was distinct from data for swelling.
The need to quickly treat an intracranial bleed is of the utmost importance, and time is the number one enemy. However, imagine medics were this device and could transmit the images enroute to a hospital, you know how much time that would save once the patient gets to the hospital? The device could be given to medical missionaries who travel abroad, and the images could be relayed back to a doctor miles away who could remotely diagnose patients and proper arrangements can be made for that patient. The possibilities are endless…