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The human neural system is complex and it is divided into the central (CNS) and peripheral (PNS) nervous system. The central neural system consists of the brain and spinal cord and the peripheral neural system consists of the nerves and nerve trunks of the upper and lower extremities. 

Both the central and peripheral nervous systems can suffer from diseases that cause sensory and motor disorders. The doctrine of the nervous system diseases is called neurology and the disease states that affect the peripheral nerves are called neuropathy.

Many diseases are discovered too late

There are a variety of diseases in the nervous system, usually divided between diseases in the central and the peripheral nervous system.  Another division relates to function: sensory, motor and autonomic nervous system. Available diagnostics for diseases in the nervous system are either very complicated or very rough.

As a result, many diseases are discovered too late, which impairs treatment options and can lead to very serious - or life-threatening - consequences. A conservative estimation is that there are 500 million people in the world in need of earlier and safer diagnosis of peripheral nervous system diseases. Many of these are patients with diabetes (type I and II).

Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies

VibroSense Dynamics has developed a completely new method called Multi Frequency Vibrometry. The method is an integral part of the VibroSense Meter II (VSM II) instrument.  

The VSM II is intended for clinics in primary and specialist care, researchers and occupational health care that work with treatment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of peripheral neuropathy in the feet or hands. The VSM II system can also be used to investigate central nervous system disorders affecting the brain's primary somato-sensory cortex (sensory part).

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