GB2503626A - Neuropathy test device - Google Patents

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GB2503626A
GB2503626A GB1318860.2A GB201318860A GB2503626A GB 2503626 A GB2503626 A GB 2503626A GB 201318860 A GB201318860 A GB 201318860A GB 2503626 A GB2503626 A GB 2503626A
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Abstract

Disclosed is a device for testing for the presence of neuropathy by applying a thermal stimulus to a test area of skin. The device includes a temperature sensing arrangement (1) for determining a reference temperature being a reference skin temperature or room temperature, a thermal stimulus application arrangement (3) and a temperature controlling arrangement (8) for controlling temperature of the thermal stimulus. The reference temperature is used in controlling the temperature of the applied thermal stimulus. The device may include a blood flow sensing arrangement (12) which provides a measurement of blood flow in an area of the skin which may be considered to be indicative of a blood flow in response to an applied stimulus.
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GBGB1107046.3A GB201107046D0 (en) 2011-04-26 2011-04-26 Neuropathy test device
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