This project will use a breakthrough brainwave technology to track the recovery of patients who have serious brain injury after cardiac arrest. Doctors currently rely on behaviour-based tests at the patients bedside to measure their brain function, but this is not reliable. A better method is to measure brain function directly using brainwave information. We have created a new technology that can measure many different brain functions in a short time.
Using electroencephalography based technology, it is possible to study brain function over short periods of time. Building on previous Mitacs funded research, we are developing a point of care device based on the Halifax consciousness scanner called NeuroCatch, that is cheap, portable and easy to use. The ability to monitor changes in brain function after injury is critical in determining the effectiveness of therapy and guiding rehabilitation.
Innovation hubs or clusters are widely viewed as powerful engines of economic growth. Looking specifically at biotech cluster, each cluster / innovation hub varies from one another due to their origin and industry,thus each individual cluster needs customized research methodologies and metrics to track their success and impact on the Canadian health, economy and people. To support the recent and rapidly growing novel medical technology market and position Canada as a global player, it is critical to understand the unmet needs and success factors, within such clusters.
Brain wave technologies allow researchers and clinicians to monitor the brain at work. Our team has developed a new technology that uses electroencephalography (EEG) to provide an online record of different brain functions in a very short period of time. The brain waves recorded by this technology may change normally as time passes and previous MITACS funded work is characterizing the variation in brain waves in healthy individuals. In the current study we want to expand our findings into patient groups and new imaging technologies.
Brain wave technologies allow researchers and clinicians to monitor the brain at work. Our team has developed a new technology that uses electroencephalography (EEG) to provide an online record of different brain functions in a very short period of time. The brain waves recorded by this technology may change normally as time passes and we first need to understand how this happens in a healthy individual.