Diagnosing Vertigo with an “Eye EKG/VNG system”

Room-spinning vertigo is most commonly attributed to three main causes: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Meniere’s Disease or Vestibular Migraine. Unfortunately, these causes can be difficult to distinguish if the patient is not examined during an event, which rarely occurs in a clinic visit. As such, we are developing a wearable eye system to capture characteristic eye movements (nystagmus) during an event. These captured events will help to more clearly differentiate the source of vertigo and establish an appropriate treatment plan. The project is a collaboration between Dr. Kristen Steenerson (Otolaryngology, Stanford) and Dr. Ada Poon (Integrated Biomedical Systems, Stanford)

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