Devices & Diagnostics

Evoked potential test and results

Evoked potential tests are used to help identify and diagnose a range of conditions which affect the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis.

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party.

Smaller, smarter, softer robotic arm for endoscopic surgery

Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body.

New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke

A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...

GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000...

Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.

Autism severity detected with brain activity test

UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children.

Robot-driven device improves crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy

In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in joint degeneration over time.

Is it Alzheimer's disease or another dementia?

New, noninvasive method may help with diagnosis.A new method may help determine whether a person has Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia, two different types of dementia that often...

Eye test could help diagnose autism

A new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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