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Introduction

CAVA is a Medical Research Council (MRC) funded project to develop a device for monitoring dizziness. The project was funded for three years, starting on November 1st 2017.

The CAVA team is based at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and comprises Principal Investigators Mr John Phillips and Professor Stephen Cox, and Research Associate Dr Jacob Newman.

The CAVA device is being developed in conjunction with a design agency (Wright Design Limited), with supporting computer algorithms being developed by the team at UEA.

In 2018, the team carried out a clinical investigation using the CAVA device. Healthy volunteers wore the device for 30 days and data captured during the trial was then analysed using the UEA's nystagmus recogniton algorithms. Preliminary results from the trial are extremely promising and the team expect to present the full results in the coming months.