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MAR 26, 2013 - Futurity

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Stick-on sensor detects trouble swallowing

U. PITTSBURGH (US) / U. TORONTO (CAN) — A small, external sensor that records how a person swallows could mean more efficient and less invasive testing, especially for stroke patients. The primary author of a study on the sensor published online in IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, Ervin Sejdic uses simulation modeling to posit a mathematical solution to the low diagnostic success rate of current swallowing tests. “We’ve seen a lot of patients, especially those suffering from strokes, die from difficulty swallowing,” says Sejdic, assistant professor of ... Read More

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