Stroke is the second leading cause of death globally, and accounts for approximately 4,500 hospital admissions annually in Alberta. When someone is experiencing a stroke, every second counts. Current tools for pre-hospital diagnosis of large vessel occlusions (LVO) stroke have low accuracy, leading to misdiagnosis and delays in receiving appropriate care.
Calgary’s Forest Devices has developed a pragmatic solution that could help save lives, called Alphastroke. The artificial intelligence-powered electroencephalography (EEG) device detects LVO stroke in patients exhibiting signs of stroke with an overall accuracy of above 80%.
Forest Devices Inc. is a part of Alberta Innovates’ Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) program.
Forest Devices, Alberta Health Services, University of Calgary, Institute of Health Economics