Scientists are looking for a way to measure pain, beyond the emoji-style sad faces.

This prototype was designed and built by General Digital engineers. The design specifications were form the inventor, Dr. Julia Finkel, a pediatric anesthesiologist and director of pain research at Children’s Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

This is an important technology on so many levels. It is a game changer for the healthcare industry and will help pain management within healthcare institutes across the globe.

We are thrilled to be so much closer to bringing this extraordinary concept to life. Not only will it prove beneficial to the estimated 25 million people in the U.S. who experience daily pain*, as well as millions more worldwide, we anticipate it will help in the current opioid crisis by preventing patients asking for unnecessary prescriptions or doctors prescribing excessive dosages.

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*Source: NIH