AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 2, 2017

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New EEG System Can be Used for Real-life Applications

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Bioengineers and cognitive scientists recently developed the first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system that’s comparable to state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories. The system is a better fit for real-world applications because it is equipped with dry EEG sensors that are easier to apply than wet sensors, while still providing high-density brain activity data. The system comprises a 64-channel dry-electrode wearable EEG headset and a sophisticated software suite for data interpretation and analysis. It has a wide range of applications — from research, to neuro-feedback, to clinical diagnostics. The researchers’ goal is to get EEG out of the laboratory setting, where it is currently confined by “wet” EEG methods. In the future, scientists envision a world where neuroimaging systems work with mobile sensors and smart phones to track brain states throughout the day and augment the brain’s capabilities. “This is going to take neuroimaging to the next level by deploying on a much larger scale,” said the lead researcher. To read more about this research, click here.

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