Computer giant to test new pressure device

Computing giant IBM is working on a new alarm that aims to predict rises in pressure inside the skull. Intracranial pressure – when there is swelling or bleeding in the limited space of the skull – is monitored closely in hospital after an acquired brain injury. As things stand, nurses are only alerted when this pressure crosses a critical threshold, and a quick decision must be made. Now IBM, along with Excel Medical Electronics and the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery are testing the effectiveness of an alarm system in the US. The system aims to give healthcare professionals advance warning about possible rises in intracranial pressure.  Read the full story.
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