Longest’s Research on Dysphagia Won the Science and Technology Awards 2021
Recently, the Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine announced programs that won the Science and Technology Awards 2021. Longest’s Study on the effect of oropharyngeal biomechanical changes on neurological dysphagia and its application which was carried out in conjunction with the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University and Foshan First People’s Hospital won the first prize.
Longest has always been actively engaged in technological innovation in the field of dysphagia treatment. Early in 2020, Longest won the second prize with the research – New discovery and clinical applications of laryngopharyngeal pressure remodeling mechanism in neurological dysphagia – which was jointly done by Professor Kou Zulin from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University.
Over years of studies on dysphagia treatment, Longest has developed a portable and easy-to-use device (MStim Reha LGT-231) that utilizes neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for the treatment of dysphagia. The device can be used by therapists to effectively treat patients in the clinics and by patients to manage symptoms and restore a functional swallow at home.