Samsung engineers testing smartphone app to predict stroke

Samsung has developed a prototype of an app and headset that it says can record and analyze electrical impulses in the brain to quickly determine the chances of a stroke. It's called the Early Detection Sensor & Algorithm Package. The technology is still in its infancy and will need to go undergo trials, among other steps. 2014 Fierce 15 company AliveCor has already proven that it is possible to use smartphones to detect atrial fibrillation, a common warning sign of the debilitating condition. Will Samsung someday join the market for mobile stroke detection devices? Article

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