Improved diagnosis and benefit to patients with facial palsy from new measurement software

Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

Narrative

The Glasgow Facial Palsy Scale (GFPS) is an internationally used software suite that is used to automatically measure the degree of facial palsy in a non-invasive, objective manner. The GFPS has had direct impact in the healthcare sector with relevance and benefit to clinicians, patients and clinical physicists. For the first time clinicians are able to objectively measure the degree of facial palsy that a patient possesses. This allows Otologists to share patient information in a more reliable fashion and also to review patient's scores between clinics. Patients are able to review their facial palsy profile from clinic session to clinic session. This has a psychological benefit to the patients. Clinical physicists are able to download the GFPS tool kit and for use in the relevant clinics. The GFPS is now used by Otologists in the UK, US and Europe as part of their routine clinics.

Category of impact

  • Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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