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Zahra Moussavi holding a device capable of applying repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, which her new study will investigate as a therapy for Alzheimer’s patients.

Wpg Free Press: Smartphone dialling up COVID data

U of M professor researching whether device could point to lasting effects from virus

December 14, 2020 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press Reports:
Diagnosing COVID-19 could someday be as simple as breathing on your smartphone.

Or for others who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and recovered, a smartphone could help them figure out the lasting effects they have been left with.

At least this is what University of Manitoba Prof. Zahra Moussavi hopes to find out.

The biomedical engineering program and department of psychiatry researcher, as well as the Canada Research Chair in the department of electrical and computer engineering, is doing two research projects aimed at making it simpler to diagnose the novel coronavirus and keep track of its after-effects.

Now, to test out her theories, Moussavi needs volunteers (Zahra [dot] Moussavi [at] umanitoba [dot] ca).

“Anybody with a smartphone can be part of it,” she said.

Read the full story on the Winnipeg Free Press

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