Strokes Steal Lives and Families

  • 795,000 People in the U.S. Suffer a Stroke Annually
  • 140,000 + Stroke-related Deaths Annually
  • 1.9 Million Brain Cells can Die Each Minute
  • 67 % of the 7 Million Stroke Surviviors are Disabled
  • 25 % Chance of 1st Time Stroke Survivors Having Another Stroke in 5 Years

The Problem with Current Stroke Detection Methods

Once a patient is experiencing stroke symptoms, typically a CT (more commonly used) or MRI scan is performed at a hospital in order to confirm if a stroke is occuring. These procedures can take half an hour to an hour to perform. This also does not factor in the time waiting to get a scan and having the results be interpreted, which adds additional hours to an already time-sensitive issue. Both procedures can also be costly. Furthermore, there are instances where CT scans may not be able pick up on stroke features if it was performed earlier on from the onset of stroke symptoms.

Another device that can be used is an electroencephalogram (EEG). While EEG has strong potential, standard EEG devices are difficult and timely to set up on a patient.

There is a need for a device that can quickly detect strokes at any time and any where, at an affordable price.

Our Device: NeuroGuard
Continuous Monitoring for Total Peace of Mind

  • 24 Hour Monitoring

    Our device has a long battery-life, allowing for continous monitoring throughout the day.

  • Portability

    We designed a wearable device that utilizes a reduced amount of electrodes and a compact processor, making it affordable and allowing users to use it anywhere.

  • Novel Stroke Detection Algorithm

    With our algorithm, users can have a peace of mind as our device will automatically detect for strokes and alert emergency contacts.

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