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Medical Breakthrough Coming for Jean Robinson's Students?
posted by: Cindy Omlin | May 15, 2014, 05:33 PM   

 

jean robinson exploravision presentation with monroe and luna

 

The invention works to detect migraines before they begin and attempts to stop or treat them before they interfere with daily life. The device sits gently behind the ear, and works similar to an ultrasound by sending out sound waves throughout the head. The device receives an image and then deducts whether there has been a change in blood vessel size, which signals the onset of a migraine. A needle injects anti-inflammatories such as magnesium and riboflavin into the ear, reducing the pain in time for the migraine to heal.      


Ms. Robinson said this is the first time a team from Idaho has ever done so well in the NSTA/Toshiba's ExploraVision contest by winning the Region 6 competition.  Region Six is comprised of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  Wow!!

Her students took their inspiration for the invention from one of their mothers who suffers from as many as 25 migraines a day.

Read "No more pain in the brain" for more information about the award and the students' project.  View the students' project video on their website here

 

Pictured:  Back Row (left to right): Jean  Robinson (Coach, NWPE member), Tom Luna (Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction) Johnny Stenberg 
Front Row (left to right): Bill Monroe (Toshiba), Steven Goncalves, Ashley Kaitz , Natalie Magnus.

 

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