US20190167177A1 – June 6, 2019 – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ACUTE BRAIN FUNCTION IMPAIRMENT

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Inventors :

A. Eden Evins; Jodi M. Gilman

Owner :

The General Hospital Corporation

Application Number :

US16323043

Document Number :

US20190167177A1

Priority Date :

August 4, 2017

Filing Date :

August 4, 2017

Date of Grant/ Publication :

June 6, 2019

Class :

; A61B5 / 00; A61B5 / 0476

Abstract

A system and method is provided for acquiring data from a brain of a subject and analyzing the data to generate an indication of a level of acute impairment of the subject.

Claim(s)

1 . A system for determining an acute brain function impairment of a subject, the system comprising: a sensor system configured to acquire signals indicative of a function of a brain of the subject; a processor configured to receive the signals from the sensor and configured to: analyze the signals to determine an amount of functional connectivity between portions of the brain of the subject from the signals; compare the amount of functional connectivity between portions of the brain of the subject to a reference amount of functional connectivity; determine an acute impairment of the subject based on the comparison of the amount of functional connectivity between portions of the brain of the subject to the reference amount of functional connectivity; and generate a report indicating the acute impairment of the subject.;
13 . A method for detecting acute impairment, the method including steps comprising: a) acquiring, with a sensor, signals from a subject indicative of brain functionality of the subject; b) processing, using a computer processor, the signals to determine functional connectivity of the brain of the subject; c) determining, using the computer processor, whether the functional connectivity of the brain of the subject is indicative of an impairment of the subject; and d) generating a report indicating a level of acute impairment of the subject from the determining of step c).;
20 . A portable system for detecting acute impairment of a subject, the system comprising: a detection system comprising: at least one sensor configured for placement on a head of the subject to acquire data indicating functionality of a brain of the subject; a processor configured to receive the data from the at least one sensor; a display screen in communication with the processor and configured to display at least an indication of an acute impairment state of the subject; and wherein the processor is configured to analyze the data and output an indication of the acute impairment state of the subject to the display.

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