Professor Valery Feigin’s Globally Endorsed Stroke Prevention App

02 November 2015

The Stroke Riskometer™ was the brainchild of Stroke Neuroepidemiologist and BRNZ PI Professor Valery Feigin, based at the AUT campus in Auckland. Valery saw that current strategies just weren’t good enough at preventing stroke and heart disease. “Mobile has enormous outreach and is the future of personal medicine. Non-communicable diseases constitute about 75% of the burden associated with all health conditions," said Prof Feigin. 

“People need access to information,” he explains, “stroke causes 10% of all deaths. The only solution to this global problem is prevention on a global scale; this app is going to make a significant change in the world.”

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The app is free to download for iOS and Android devices and uses ground-breaking mobile health technologies, that allow people to assess their risk of a stroke in the next 5-10 years.

The RIBURST study commenced soon after the app’s launch in June this year, with input from healthcare experts across 30 countries and a large number of expected participants, the study is heralded as the largest international health collaboration project ever undertaken.

The global study is estimated to significantly contribute to the reduction of the global stroke epidemic, saving millions of lives and billions of dollars in the process.

The Stroke Riskometer™ app involves a simple interactive quiz that covers topics as broad as medical risk factors, diet, physical inactivity, alcohol and stress. This information is analysed to calculate a percentage likelihood of stroke within a five to ten year period. Results are then compared to those of an individual of the same age who expresses no risk factors.

A recent update to the app allows users to submit their data to the study anonymously into a global database. From the global data, risk factors specific to geographic regions and other demographic factors will become evident.



- Endorsed by the World Stroke Organization, the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke, the World Federation of Neurology and the International Association of Neurology and Epidemiology.

- Quickly assess your risk of stroke over the next 5 to 10 years.
- Assess quarterly, half yearly or yearly to monitor your risk of stroke.
- For people who what to manage their health, at-risk individuals and for post-stroke individuals.
- For ages 20 to 90+ years old.
- Learn about four key signs of stroke – F.A.S.T.
- Join RiBURST study

Try the app on Apple Store: and Google Play:

For further inquiries speak with Professor Valery Feigin 

Telephone: (09) 921 9166




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