March 23, 2018, by Dr. Meghan Gray

Nottingham physicists develop a wearable brain scanner

Exciting results out of the University of Nottingham magnetoencephalography (MEG) lab appeared in the prestigious journal Nature this week in a research paper entitled ‘Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system‘.

In the accompanying video, Dr. Matt Brookes and Nottingham PhD students Elena Boto and Niall Holmes explain how the combination of quantum sensors, 3D printing, and magnetic shielding has been put into practice. This new type of wearable brain scanner is a game changer: opening up new possibilities for probing brain activity in real-world situations.

For more details, see Dr. Brookes’ previous blog post “Can you read my mind? New advances in brain imaging.”



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