New Tool Can Diagnose Strokes Within Minutes

Interesting Engineering | Oct 23, 2020 at 9:26 PM
  • When having a stroke, a quick diagnosis is of the essence.
  • Now, a new tool created by researchers at Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital could diagnose a stroke within minutes simply through the use of a smartphone.
  • The novel test was found to perform with 79% accuracy (comparable to clinical diagnostics by emergency room doctors) and was reported to have the ability to assess a patient in as little as four minutes.