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December 5, 2014

The Strokefinder helmet is a portable microwave device that scans a patient's brain to quickly diagnose stroke type and allow rapid, suitable treatment to begin.


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March 7, 2015 at 15:33

amazing, just amazing

isaac owst

March 7, 2015 at 11:25

yes it would as if you had a brain scaner it could help you in a ambulanc. its a great idea and can save lots of lives. anything to help people in need.

lison royle

March 7, 2015 at 11:24

anything that provides quick diagnosis can lead to a bigger chance of treatment and recovery so ambulances carrying this equiment would be so worthwhile.

Sarah + Annabel

March 2, 2015 at 16:49

Great idea, hopefully wont be too expensive so ambulance services can afford it and save lives :)


March 2, 2015 at 12:04

This is a really interesting subject: it could save many lives. Have they been used?


March 1, 2015 at 17:35

This sounds like a cool idea to me. I don't know enough about it, but think it has the potential to be something great!


March 1, 2015 at 11:40

As long as the doctors give the treatment in time then the helmet could really save lives!

February 24, 2015 at 16:27

wonderful i hope that the medical avencencement will go on.

maisie, aimee, alice

February 24, 2015 at 13:45

evidence is needed to show poositive results before we invest in these for every ambulance.


February 23, 2015 at 16:41


me and my mum

February 23, 2015 at 14:51

this will save lives oneday so we should have one in every emergency response unit


February 23, 2015 at 14:07

I think it is a good idea beacause it will probably help a lot of peaple

my name is jeff

February 23, 2015 at 14:01

i think its a good idea


February 22, 2015 at 16:09

It can save lives and also time and money needed to treat people


February 22, 2015 at 15:45

I think that it is a fabulous idea, and hopefully should come in to practice soon :D :) XxXxXx :o

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