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Researchers create wearable headset to identify dizziness

Scientists have created a wearable headset for diagnosing dizziness. A clinical investigation of the Continuous Ambulatory Vestibular Assessment (CAVA) device was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports.

A group of 17 individuals that did not show any signs of dizziness took part in the trail. The device was worn for up to 30 days, capturing 9000 hours of eye and head movement data. Researchers were able to create a computer algorithm with 99% precision at identifying nystagmus–the rapid, involuntary eye movement pattern associated with dizziness/vertigo.

By displaying the potential of the headset on healthy volunteers, researchers are organizing to commence an additional trial on patients suffering from dizziness and vertigo.

By deploying the device on dizzy patients, researchers believe they may be able to obtain new data into the varying patterns of nystagmus presented by the different dizziness conditions.

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