Vertigo is one of the most common symptoms in medicine. Both central and peripheral vestibular vertigo syndromes exhibit pathognomic involuntary eye movements. The cause may be a vital threatening stroke or a cerebral hemorrhage, both of which require immediate intervention. In contrast, disorders of the vestibular organ are not considered time-critical. In order to differentiate the cause of dizziness, the recording of the associated eye movements is essential and thus an estimation of the urgency of the necessary medical treatment can be made.
In the VertiGo project, a mobile nystagmography for smartphones is being developed, which can be used independently without medical personnel, independent of time and location.