Through a collaboration with Easterseals Michigan and Screening for Mental Health Inc., the first MindKare Kiosk for Michigan was unveiled at Oakland University’s Kresge Library in Rochester Hills, Mich., on Jan. 18.
Screening for Mental Health, a national organization based in Wellesley Hills, Mass., is dedicated to raising awareness of and screening individuals for common behavioral and mental health disorders and suicide.
The freestanding kiosk uses an interactive touch screen display to provide users with quick, anonymous assessments of six mental health issues: generalized anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders. The systemalso provides students with access to local treatment centers and other resources.
Easterseals Michigan secured a $27,000 grant award from the Flinn Foundation to bring the Screening for Mental Health Inc. MindKare Kiosk program to Michigan.
Doctors may soon be able to diagnose 17 diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and irritable bowel syndrome, with a single breath.
Approximately 1,400 people from five countries were invited by researchers to breathe into the device, which was able to identify diseases with 86 percent accuracy.
According to the research study, every disease has its own “breathprint.” The breathalyzer, still in testing phases, analyzes microscopic compounds — known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — to detect each condition.
A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis, a new study found.
Researchers invited 1,400 people from five different countries to breathe into the device, which is still in its testing phases. The breathalyzer could identify each person’s disease with 86 percent accuracy, the researchers said.
The technology works because “each disease has its own unique breathprint,” the researchers wrote in the study. The breathalyzer analyzes microscopic compounds — called volatile organic compounds VOCs — to detect each condition.