Detecting silent stroke at home
Strokes happen when the blood supply in a small area in the brain gets cut off – often due to a clot. Silent stroke doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms and patients may go on living their life without ever receiving treatment. The EU-funded StrokeAlert- WomenEU project wishes to address the inability to detect silent stroke with existing technology. Researchers have developed a novel device that monitors haemodynamic parameters and can alert individuals at risk for stroke. The device can be implanted for telemonitoring at home, reducing the stress of a next episode and improving the quality of life of individuals at risk.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.3.2 - European innovation ecosystems Main Programme