Lithuania in the News
1st May 2016
Lithuanian Electronics Continue to Stand Out Internationally
Prof. Arminas Ragauskas. Photo courtesy
News about international success of Lithuanian electronics now keep coming in thick and fast, this time in the medical electronics area.
In the latest news Lithuanian scientist Professor Arminas Ragauskas, from the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, has become a finalist for the European Inventor Award 2016. His recognition is for the invention of devices to measure brain pressure with ultrasound safely and easily. The invention allows safe diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, strokes, glaucoma and brain tumours. Ragauskas’ co-workers at the Health Telematics Science Institute at Kaunas University of Technology were Gediminas Daubaris and Algis Dziugys.
Prof. Arminas Ragauskas demonstrating
the device for measuring brain pressure.
Photo courtesy
The European Inventor Award, instigated in 2006 by the European Patent Office (EPO), is a very prestigious honour, bestowed on inventors who, to quote EPO, “use their technical, scientific and intellectual skills to make a real contribution to technological progress and economic growth and so improve people's daily lives”. Ragauskas’ invention looks like becoming an important medical diagnostic tool, contributing to the saving of many lives. It is already being launched in Europe, Australia and US.

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