Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mobile brain scanners can change the world

Maybe all strokees should get one of these. we could then carry around our own diagnosis tools and determine if we are eligible for tPA. Then I could have watched my black hole grow as the cascade of death resolved itself over the first week. What a depressing thought, watching your brain die because researchers haven't come up with proven therapies that stop the cascade of death.

It’s amazing what you can do with smartphones these days. A team of scientists in Denmark have managed to develop a mobile brain scanner that’s powered by a Nokia N900. The mobile brain scanner reads and produces real-time data that can be used to interpret the feelings and reactions of people under examination. Users just put on a special headset, download an app onto the phone and they’re good to go.

Since such wireless headsets are relatively cheap, and a smartphone isn’t that expensive either, this new technology can really help bring brain scanning to the masses. A lot of people will be able to use it to help themselves or other people: doctors, interviewers, cops, and so on. Data recorded by the app can then be easily shared to help tailor a person’s preferences or experience when using a service.

Such scanners are still a long way off from being used widely, but when and if they do catch on, I can imagine the world is going to be a pretty interesting place. Hit the source link for more detailed information about the mobile brain scanner.

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