Five Rings is thrilled to be part of a multi-organisational team supporting RMIT University and the Australian Stoke Alliance (ASA) to develop the world’s first air mobile stroke unit capability.
Stroke treatment is time critical, Australians in rural, remote and Indigenous communities have limited access stroke treatment, with most needing to travel over 200 kilometres to access care. ASA was recently awarded $40 million under Stage Two of the Frontier Health and Medical Research initiative to create lightweight stroke diagnostic imaging technology targeted at pre-hospital stroke diagnosis in air and land ambulances.
Five Rings will be providing design, test and certification support for the portable brain scanners into air and road ambulances. The development of the mobile stroke unit for air and road ambulances will allow paramedics to provide rapid diagnosis and treatment to stroke victims, saving lives and reducing disability.
For more information on this project visit the ASA website.