Baruch Ben Dor will discuss "Handheld Brain Diagnostic Devices".
Ben Dor received his doctorate in physics at the Technion in 1996 and is now President and CEO of InfraScan, where a small, completely portable scanner has been developed which can detect the presence and location of a brain hematoma based on differential NIR (near-infrared) light absorption of a hematoma and normal brain tissue. It is the first hand-held device of its kind designed to assist first responders and emergency room personnel in identifying life threatening brain hematomas. Ben Dor is also working on a portable device for detection of traumatic brain injuries in battlefields. Head wounds lead to nearly 50% of combat deaths.
The luncheon is at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 9, 2011, in the Lenape Room of the University Club.