THE WORLD'S FIRST AT HOME VAGUS NERVE STIMULATOR
8 Students, across 3 continents, joined to form one team. Students from Arizona State University, University of New South Wales Sydney and Kings College London, banded together at the PLuS Alliance Summer School at TEDI London in 2019. Over the span of 3 weeks, the team worked tirelessly to put together a proof of concept for the world's first ever at home vagus nerve stimulator for stroke rehabilitation.
VaST, by capturing real-time skeletal data and leveraging computer vision, will revolutionise rehabilitation as we know it. VaST is able to promote faster and more effective recovery, by bringing patients instant feedback and bringing health practitioners meaningful insights that they would not have had access to before. With VaST, practitioners can not only set homework for their patients, but they can also track their recovery outside of their limited face-to-face sessions. The system goes well beyond data management. Following the correct movements, the patient will an automated painless electrical stimulus to stimulate the vagus nerve,