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The Brain Forum introduces three new technologies in Middle East

: Tuesday, December 03 - 2013 @ 11:21

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted ‘The Brain Forum’, the first of its kind symposium in the Middle East. Some of the world’s top inspirational thinkers and pioneers in the field of ‘brain research’ and personalized healthcare came together for a two-day conference on December 3 and 4, 2013 at Laylaty Hall.

‘The Brain Forum’ organized by W Science in collaboration with King Abdulaziz University, (KAU), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Society of Neurology and NeuroPro AG Switzerland, focused on ‘Challenging the Future’.

Renowned scientists from all over the world presented their latest discoveries and open discussions were held on the future of brain research and related healthcare challenges. New tools, technologies as well as other personalized healthcare innovations to improve diagnoses, management and treatment of brain disorders are on the agenda.

The W Science initiative was launched by Dr. Walid Juffali to support outstanding scientific projects and facilitate collaborations among leading scientists working at the interfaces of different scientific disciplines to address unmet medical needs and improve the quality of personalized care. Commenting on the event, Dr. Walid Juffali stated, “This event convenes some of neuroscience’s greatest minds under one roof. It creates the opportunity for intellectual dialogue and insights that can invigorate efforts to combat some of the world’s most pressing health-related issues referring to neurological illnesses.”

With over one billion people affected by some type of neurological disorder worldwide, The Brain Forum was a highly anticipated event; the two-day forum saw discussion on topics ranging from the progress of brain research to the latest advances, challenges and opportunities in neuroscience and personalized medicine. Building upon these initiatives, The Brain Forum not only connected leaders, but invited other entrepreneurial leaders to learn from one another and more importantly, inspire one another to achieve much more.

Among them were three exciting new innovations of great interest. An EEG ambulatory headset, the NeuroTrail was presented. NeuroTrail is a flexible, ergonomically-designed, wireless headset for use in the real-time capture of EEG and ECG signals as well as other biometric data. Designed to adapt to individual head shapes, the NeuroTrail headset is comfortable and intended for every day, long-term use.

The NeuroTrail headset, undergoing clinical validation, features 1 to 8 channels of EEG captured with state of the art non-invasive electrodes. Recorded EEG / ECG / other data is transmitted wirelessly in real-time using Bluetooth or Bluetooth-LE and can be used for a wide range of clinical (e.g. epilepsy prediction) and non-clinical (e.g. gaming) applications. In addition, an EEG Virtual Mobile Laboratory made its debut at The Brain Forum this year. VML pro EEG, an EEG Virtual Mobile Laboratory Virtual Mobile EEG data management and analysis laboratory represents a convenient, one-stop solution for neural signal storage and analysis on the go. This solution will provide researchers and health professionals with the ability to easily upload captured brain signal data for storage, analysis, visualization and communication via a cloud-based Saas model.

By leveraging the latest developments in cloud computing technology VMLproEEG is able to cut the time of traditional data analysis from hours to minutes at a fraction of the traditional computing costs. NeuroPro is revolutionizing the speed and effectiveness with which neural data is processed and the usability of brain signal analysis to facilitate neurology research, disease monitoring and physician-patient interactions. When it comes to epilepsy prediction, another exciting development was showcased – a user-friendly, ambulatory, wireless integrated solution for the capture and analysis of EEG and other biological data in a clinically-validated system for the prediction of epileptic seizures. A modular solution including the following components: Ambulatory wireless headset for the measurement of EEG and other signals e.g. ECG Clinically validated and patented algorithm for the real-time analysis and prediction of epileptic seizures .Easy-to-use software application for the analysis and prediction of epileptic seizures, providing seizure probability alerts to a mobile device.

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