Google Glass is an effective tool to determine brain disease, but how?
Google Glass was developed keeping in mind augmented reality applications and providing the wearer with a better information about the real world in front of the eyes. However, researchers at the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Siberian State Medical University have found another good use for Google’s wearable. They are developing a software which helps determine brain health using the glasses.
The idea is to get an insight into a person’s affinity towards brain disease, and start the treatment at early stages to avoid any complications later on. According to Ivan Tolmachev, one of the developers of the procedure, they evaluate condition of muscles, vestibular system and the brain. By analyzing the vestibular system’s reaction in a healthy person and sick one, the researchers can determine signs of brain disease.
To prove this fact, they conducted test on 70 people, both healthy and one’s having some kind of brain disease. 30 of them were healthy individuals and other 40 had Parkinson and sclerosis disease. The team collected medical data to arrive at the conclusion that there is indeed proof to this fact.
Researchers are also considering performing tests on children to determine brain diseases early. This will help in providing the right treatment for medication or other medical procedures to administer the right treatment.
Yevgeny Blagoveshchenko, a researcher at the Institute of Translational Biomedicine at St. Petersburg State University believes that it is too early for VR testing systems to be employed by clinics and more research needs to be conducted.