I really want to thank you all for your contributions on this important topic. Pain has never being a friendly feeling. Having a tool that can detect it will foster easy diagnosis. In turn, it will be money to the manufacturers and health to the people.
@_hm. I agree with you that research could be Abstact or applied. I will rather think that this research tends towards applied research because it appeared as a systematic approach to practical application of the intended purpose rather than just a short summary of a particular research. There is no reasearch that does not emanate from an idea until it is tested and generally accepted before the researchers could get the total credit.
@Jacob. The attempt to develop this electronic medical device could end up in a serious breakthrough for electronic manufacturers and in the healthcare arena. I strongly believe that accuracy and effectiveness of this tool will be carefully measured before it could reach the market. It may end up as a prayer being answered for the people undergoing chronic pains across the world.
If such a syste can accurately function it could be a revolutionary improvement in modern medicine. anandvy , I had suggested a similar functionality for use with infants, to a friend doing research, back in 1972. I wonder if it took this long to reach any viability.
“Diagnostic tool that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and support vector machines (SVMs) to more accurately determine both the source and level of pains without any input from the patient”
Kunmi, idea is very good but accuracy and credibility about the info is very important in healthcare treatment. The whole treatment depends up on this input and hope it may be revolutionary technology in health care system.
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