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This Throat Sensor Monitors Progress When Patients Return Home

 - Feb 22, 2018
References: news.northwestern.edu & newatlas
It can be quite difficult to assess a patient's progress after they have returned home after a stroke, so this throat sensor has been developed as a simple way to provide vital information to healthcare professionals.

The sensor works by being affixed onto the throat and tracking data pertaining to muscle movement, heart activity, swallowing ability, sleep quality and speech patterns. This information can be relayed to doctors and healthcare providers to ensure that patients are on the road to recovery to limit the occurrence of complications that can take place after a stroke.

The throat sensor was developed by a team of researchers at Northwestern University and identifies what can be done to further increase efficiency in the healthcare industry when it comes to common health problems.

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