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Are you a stroke survivor, or a diabetic patient? Do you know someone who has experienced the scariness of a stroke? If you are, or if you have, then investing in Eclipse Diagnostics could be the move for you. They’re developing an innovative new technology that will help prevent strokes at home.
Eclipse Diagnostics wants to truly help eclipse the surprise of strokes. They’re developing an easy-to-use home device to monitor the risk of stroke -- and hopefully prevent it. There is a blood marker that, when elevated, indicates a high risk of stroke. By monitoring this blood marker at least once a week, patients will be able to see early warning signs and visit a doctor for further diagnostics. Eclipse’s patented technology and device is easy to use. Users simply prick their finger for a drop of blood, put it into the disposable one-time-use test strip, and a bluetooth device reads the strip. The device connects to a smartphone app that gathers and processes the information, and if the user’s biomarkers reach dangerous levels, the app will provide a warning and alert. This is the first device of its kind to allow patients to monitor their stroke risk at home -- and take preventable action as a result.
The Bottom Line:
Stroke is currently the fifth leading cause of death in the US -- but up to 80% of strokes can be prevented. Eclipse Diagnostics is giving diabetics and at-risk patients the chance to monitor early warning signs, reach out to a doctor when needed...and ultimately prevent the stroke from happening at all.