Bringing imaging to where stroke occurs will save lives
Stroke is a global societal & health economic burden
Effective treatments available
They are time sensitive and require urgent brain imaging first
What clinicians need to know…
The ability to distinguish stroke type, size, severity and location, in a timely manner, is crucial to enable successful stroke treatment. Ischaemic stroke patients can benefit from clot dissolving drugs and clot retrieval. The EMVision technology opens the door for the earlier diagnosis and better bedside management of stroke patients.
1st Generation Device
Detect clinically significant changes, at the bedside, when time matters.
2nd Generation Device
Ultra light weight device embedded in standard road and air ambulances to deliver pre-hospital stroke diagnosis and care to patients regardless of location.
This is an artistic concept of a proposed first responder device which is subject to prototype development and clinical testing.
1st Gen device under development and its potential clinical utility is also subject to successful clinical testing and validation.
There is an unmet need for pre-hospital and bedside imaging for stroke.
A typical patient journey & time line
Bringing neuroimaging to the patient, wherever they are
PortableEasily manoeuvred, easily stored, just like a cart Ultrasound
SafeNo ionizing radiation, no ferromagnetism, no special infrastructure or shielding requirements
Bedside operationPerform scans at the bedside, without needing to move equipment or transport the patient
FastScans completed in under 30 seconds, quality images in just a few minutes.
Easy to operateOne headset for all head sizes, simple pre-set positioning, push to scan.
AntennasArray of proprietary antennas send pulses of low-power electromagnetic waves into the head.
HeadsetWaves penetrate tissue in a non-ionizing and harmless manner and are scattered based on the dielectric properties of tissue. Sensors in the helmet detect these complex interactions. The reflections are not dissimilar to those of the sound waves in ultrasound, but because the EM waves are of much higher frequency, they have more complex interactions. Anatomical dielectric properties are mapped.
Point-of-care NeuroimagingA powerful fusion of physics and data science-based techniques generate an image of the patient's brain, with artificial intelligence powered decision support.
Examples of EMVision (EMV) Brain Scanner imaging vs. Standard of Care (SOC) imaging in 6 Patients
The EMV images are obtained by inferring the electrical properties of tissues, on the basis of their complex and differing interactions with electromagnetic waves in the spectrum 0.5 – 2 GHz. Proprietary algorithms leverage the clear differences in the electrical properties of tissues impacted by ischemia and hemorrhagic stroke to determine stroke type (an ischemic event is color coded blue, and a hemorrhagic event is color coded red).
To learn more about the EMVision technology visit Peer-Reviewed Publications
Partners & Collaborators
Commonwealth CRC- P Grant Program Collaborators
Clinical Development & Validation, Non dilutive funding
03 February 2022
Electromagnetic Portable Brain Imaging For StrokeElectromagnetic imaging (EMI) is an emerging technology that transmits low energy electromagnetic waves from a ring of transceivers around the head, modified as they pass through abnormal tissue, providing unique signatures for brain pathology.Read more
09 September 2021
Flexible Electromagnetic Cap for Three-Dimensional Electromagnetic Head ImagingThe timely treatment is the crucial element for the survival of patients with brain stroke. Thus, a fast, cost-effective, and portable device is needed for the early and on-the-spot diagnosis of stroke patients.Read more
29 October 2021
Case Report: Preliminary Images From an Electromagnetic Portable Brain Scanner for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Acute StrokeElectromagnetic imaging is an emerging technology which promises to provide a mobile, and rapid neuroimaging modality for pre-hospital and bedside evaluation of stroke patients based on the dielectric properties of the tissue. It is now possible due to technological advancements in materials, antennae design and manufacture, rapid portable computing power and network analyses and development of processing algorithms for image reconstruction.Read more