Forest Devices has developed disruptive technology:
The first objective, electronically-determined test for stroke for use by EMS.
Prehospital misidentification of stroke is the single largest contributor to delayed and missed stroke treatments.
Exams are subjective
Of the 4M stroke exams performed by first responders per year, 30-50% of stroke patients are misdiagnosed and transported to the wrong hospital.
Hospitals are not equal
Only 5% of all hospitals can treat major stroke emergencies, and only 20% can treat moderate stroke emergencies so patients are often transfered to another hospital.
Treatment is delayed
For major stroke patients, a misdiagnosis causes a median delay of 110 minutes, and decreases the likelihood of receiving the most efficacious stroke treatment by 90%.
- The first low-cost portable stroke detector
- Artificial intelligence-driven platform
- Applied in less than 2 minutes
- Result in less than 3 minutes
- Easy to use
Increase Diagnostic Accuracy
Shown an increase in diagnostic accuracy of 92% in pilot clinical trials of nearly 300 people.
Reduce Negative Outcomes
Expected to reduce — and possibly eliminate in some cases — disabilities, rehabilitation costs and even death from stroke
Reduce Hospital Reimbursement Loss
Expected to reduce or avoid hospital reimbursement loss by allowing for the most efficacious stroke treatment within required periods of time.