Wearable, Electronic Throat Sensor is 'Game Changer' for Stroke Recovery Treatment


Developed at Northwestern University , a new wearable designed to be worn on the throat can measure patients' swallowing ability and speech patterns. The bandage-like sensor aids in the diagnosis and treatment of aphasia, a communication disorder associated with stroke. The sensors wirelessly stream data to clinicians' phones and computers, allowing them to react to patients' changing metrics in real time.