Researchers at Nanyang Poly and TTSH develop pain-free way to test health of blood vessels

Researchers at Nanyang Poly and TTSH developing non-invasive device to measure blood flow

Nanyang Polytechnic's Dr Phua Chee Teck and Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Dr Rinkoo Dalan showing how their device works.
Nanyang Polytechnic's Dr Phua Chee Teck and Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Dr Rinkoo Dalan showing how their device works.PHOTO: NANYANG POLYTECHNIC

When he learnt how currency-counting machines use sensors and magnetic signals to identify bank notes, Dr Phua Chee Teck had a eureka moment.

Could a similar system be used to detect how blood vessels are working, he wondered.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2019, with the headline 'Pain-free way to test health of blood vessels'. Print Edition | Subscribe