Wireless EEG headset for clinical applications

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A wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) device to monitor emergency room and intensive care unit patients has been developed by imec and Holst Centre in collaboration with Nihon Kohden.

The prototype was used by Nihon Kohden to develop a wireless EEG monitoring solution, which was launched earlier this month in Japan. The prototype was based on imec’s proprietary EEG solution and featured 8 channels of EEG with disposable electrodes that optimise speed and ease of setup. Additionally, the prototype headset had to meet the performance requirements of the Japanese standard for clinical EEG monitoring.

“In this collaboration with Nihon Kohden, we leveraged our proprietary EEG monitoring headset and our extensive expertise in EEG sensing with active amplifier, and ergonomic design to realize a customised prototype EEG headset that met the requirements of Nihon Kohden’s specific solution,” stated Chris Van Hoof, program director wearables at imec. “We are excited with this achievement which demonstrates the profound value of our research and development in supporting our partners with their product innovation. This is an example of how imec aims to advance healthcare with more sustainable, patient-centric solutions.”

In 2014, imec and Holst Centre unveiled a headset they claimed paved the way for wireless EEG monitoring.