A new startup is trying to find a better way to detect shunt failure. Professors Ellis Meng and Tuan Hoang, both of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at USC Viterbi, thought it high time to invent a “self-aware” device that could inform doctors with a sense of the shunt’s condition in real-time. In 2013, they began research and development and, in the past year, Senseer came to life – a start-up specializing in biomedical devices with patented microsensing technologies for the world’s first-ever multi-sensor “smart” shunt system. Senseer’s CEO Sascha Lee calls the system a “game-changer for patients.”
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