Neuralert is the 1st non-invasive device to automate stroke detection and automatically generate alerts

Neuralert Technologies is developing a lightweight, non-invasive, wristband device designed to automate stroke detection and immediately generate an alert which speeds treatment and improves outcomes.

Developed at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Neuralert consists of a pair of non-invasive, wearable devices placed on the wrists. These devices contain accelerometers and continuously monitor for asymmetric arm movement/weakness, a telltale indication of stroke.

The bands transmit telemetry to a patented algorithm which rapidly processes the data. This algorithm also models out non-stroke asymmetry such as hand dominance, eating, talking on the phone, etc. When stroke asymmetry is detected, a secure text-based alert is immediately sent to attending medical staff if used in a medical facility.

For the individual consumer, the device alerts the wearer via a visual and haptic indicator. The wearer can disable the alarm if aid is unnecessary. If not disabled in time, the system automatically notifies medically trained on call service representatives or the In Case of Emergency contact who will triage the emergency.

Proven in multiple clinical trials to detect stroke in as little as 15 minutes Neuralert was designated by the FDA as a Breakthrough Technology Device last year. We expect to complete development and seek FDA approval as a Class II De Novo medical device this year and begin commercial operation in 2023. #Neuralert #Stroke