University of Nottingham

 Wearable functional brain imaging

Playing ukelele with MEG scanner

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is revolutionising brain imaging with new wearable brain sensors

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a technique for mapping brain activity - it measures the magnetic fields generated by electrical currents that occur naturally in the brain.

Our research, led by Professor Matthew Brookes, is making it possible to image the brain with very high sensitivity and resolution. The new sensors can be placed directly on the scalp surface and the subject can move around whilst being scanned.

The technology is being developed into a new generation of brain scanners, making it accessible both for neuroscientific research, and in a clinical setting as a diagnostic tool for management of serious neurological conditions, for example, epilepsy.

The technology is being brought to market by spin-out company Cerca Mangetics Limited.


Prof. Matthew Brookes, Dr Elena Boto


The technology's development story

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