A new device could change the future of traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnostics. An entrepreneur out of New York has developed a device that collects data from a probe placed on the patient's forehead. This is used in place of a current method that surgically inserts a device beneath the skull. The inventor recently sat down with a local newspaper, LoHud, to explain how his product works.
Essentially, the device gathers data using ultrasound waves. This data is used in complex mathematical equations to determine if the patient is suffering from a TBI. The device was recently tested at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. A variety of tests need to be conducted to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the inventor predicts the device will be ready for market in the next 18 months.