Ground-breaking device helping those with dysphagia
Swallowing can be difficult or even impossible for some people. This is called dysphagia, and it is a disorder usually caused by another health condition such as cancer, stoke and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dysphagia can lead to choking, weight loss and repeated chest infections, among other serious consequences. The EU-funded SWALLIS project is offering an innovative solution for the diagnosis and monitoring of this disease – the SWALLIS medical device. Based on the cervical auscultation method developed by the team as well as their research conducted on the origin of sound components during pharyngeal swallowing, this wearable device uses sound patterns for diagnosis and management.
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