Researchers have made remarkable progress over the last decade in the treatment and prevention of traumatic brain injuries. However, it goes without saying that more work needs to be done regarding the initial diagnoses of TBIs. Far too often, physicians miss the warning signs of brain injuries -- complaints of dizziness, blurred vision and loss of balance, etc. -- which can have significant and perhaps even deadly consequences for patients.
Interestingly, researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have devised a new test that they say will not only revolutionize the diagnosis of TBIs but also cost providers next to nothing.
The tool is the Volumetric Electromagnetic Phase Shift Spectroscopy (VEPS) headset, which is essentially a receiver that transmits low energy electromagnetic fields through the brain to a coil receiver/computer, which analyzes the measured wavelengths for any anomalies.