Invention of Lithuanian scientists nominated for European Inventor Award 2016
Lithuanian scientist and inventor professor Arminas Ragauskas patented the non-invasive intracranial pressure meter with his colleagues and was named the finalist of the European Inventor Award 2016.
The European Patent Office which established this prestigious award has nominated the Lithuanian scientist together with two scientists from other countries in the category of small and medium-sized enterprises.
The invented and patented ultrasound intracranial pressure meter can be used in various medical fields and help address the issues of visual impairment in astronauts experienced on long-duration flights.
The device allows non-invasive measuring of intracranial pressure, which has not been possible until now. This enables doctors to start timely treatment, thus saving patient’s life.
Ragauskas’ invention has drawn attention of NASA engineers, it has already been used by the US National Space Biomedical Research Institute.