Fakers and frauds beware because Stanford researchers are completing plans to roll out their new Pain Detection Machine to interested hospitals and clinics -- and trust me, they'll be interested.
A considerable, yet understated hurdle in modern medicine involves the communication of pain. For eons, doctors have had to rely on patients to relay and describe the intensity of the pain they've experienced. Ignoring the glaring cultural biases, it's still very difficult to get an accurate gauge of pain from someone who is flustered, delirious or simply annoyed. But not for long, as Stanford has unveiled the details of its Pain Detection Machine. This neurologic device scans the patient's brain and detects the prevalence and intensity of the discomfort.
Correct approximately 81% of the time, the Pain Detection Machine is still ironing out the kinks, though it'll be ready for your diagnosis in the near future. Just don't walk in hoping for some free pain medication -- they'll catch you!
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