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.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wearable Electronics Built for Health Monitoring

Since this can measure body motion, a great stroke association would contract with engineers to build these into a network of sensors to objectively measure stroke body movements that are not correct. Then stroke protocols could be written to correct those bad movements. And we could get to 100% recovery. If your doctor can't see this as a possibility you need to find a new doctor and hospital. But none of this will occur since we have absolute stupidity in most stroke medical professionals. I see no glimmer of hope in solving any of the problems in stroke with the current crop of  'leaders'.
https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/07/wearable-electronics-built-health-monitoring?et_cid=6026608&et_rid=648870051&location=top&et_cid=6026608&et_rid=648870051&linkid=content
A hypoallergenic electronic sensor might enable patients to monitor their long-term health.
Researchers in Japan developed the lightweight sensor that can be worn on the skin for a week without discomfort.
“We learned that devices that can be worn for a week or longer for continuous monitoring were needed for practical use in medical and sports applications,” Professor Takao Someya, from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering, said in a statement.
The sensor is made out of an elastic electrode made from breathable nanoscale meshes that could be used to develop noninvasive e-skin devices to monitor a person’s health continuously over a long period of time. The mesh contains a water-soluble polymer, polyvinyl alcohol and a gold layer.
The device can be applied by spraying a small amount of water on the skin, which sticks easily and dissolves the PVA nanofibers.
The researchers conducted a skin patch test on 20 subjects and found no examples of inflammation after the participants wore the device for a week. They also examined the nanomesh conductor’s permeability with water vapor and found that its porous mesh structure showed superior gas permeability compared to other materials.
The device also showed mechanical durability through bending and stretching, exceeding 10,000 times of a conductor attached on the forefinger.
“It will become possible to monitor patients' vital signs without causing any stress or discomfort,” Someya said.
The device has also shown promise to enable continuous, precise monitoring of athletes’ physiological signals and bodily motion without impeding their training or performance.

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