menu

Wand Detects Internal Bleeding

Wand Detects Internal Bleeding
Design

The Infrascanner Model 2000 is a handheld screening device that uses near infrared technology to detect intracranial bleeding.

Emma Hutchings
  • 25 january 2013

The Infrascanner Model 2000 is a portable ‘wand’ developed by medical device company InfraScan. The intracranial hematoma scanner uses near infrared technology on different parts of the brain to detect intracranial bleeding.

The handheld device has recently been approved by the FDA for military and civilian use. Mashable reports that it can spot the difference between normal brain tissue and hematomas using infrared light absorption, so patients who would benefit from immediate referral to a CT scan and neurosurgical intervention can be identified.

Wand Detects Internal Bleeding

Dr. Joseph Maroon, a medical advisory board member of civilian Infrascanner distributor MedLogic, said:

Before the Infrascanner, first responders had to rely on imprecise methods to detect brain bleeds in patients, potentially delaying treatment. Whether on the field of battle with military medical personnel or on the thousands of playing fields with sports health professionals in professional, amateur or youth sports, the Infrascanner can potentially save lives by quickly detecting life-threatening brain bleeds earlier.

Infrascanner Model 2000

 

+#design
+#technology
+children
+Design
+Electronics & Gadgets
+Health
+technology
Trending

Volvo Is Launching A Global Car-Sharing Business

Automotive
PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

TREND REPORT


FORECAST 2020
The Consumer Roles That Will Shape Our Future
 

DOWNLOAD NOW

IoT january 19, 2017
Technology january 19, 2017
No search results found.