EEG as a "Window Into the Brain"

Published on July 12, 2021 by Kimya Pearl Jalinous

An expected $700 million in EEG (electroencephalogram) and EMG (electromyography) device market growth within the next four years, according to Technavio, highlights the health care industry’s augmentation post-pandemic and the reemergence of central nervous system research and prioritization in neurophysiological clinical practice. To hone in on EEG devices, Jali Medical specializes in distributing those compatible in both magnetic and electrical stimulation to account for the variation of implementation our clients desire, whether it be diagnosing certain brain disorders or correlating behavioral changes with brain wave activity. Functioning even in an environment with loud noise, EEG reliability has expanded since the first human EEG recordings in 1924 by German physiologist Hans Berger. Just as neurons transmit and receive electrical signals to each other, Jali Medical broadens our horizons to a multitude of collaborators as we move towards the future of neurophysiological technology.

In the spirit of acknowledging those who have had a cascading impact on present EEG technology, EEG inventor Hans Berger jumpstarted from his fascination in the physiology behind psychic occurrences, seeking answers in investigating electrical brain patterns. Recording short-length electrical signals during a surgery created a precedent towards the categorization of these brain waves and attributing them to physical, intellectual alterations, all possible with the new machine Berger coined as the electroencephalogram, or EEG; these discoveries led to Berger’s eventual nomination for the Nobel Prize in Physiology. With Berger’s contributions to the current EEG model, Jali Medical is the proud distributor of devices that are the epitomes of this legacy.

The Bittium NeurOne Tesla EEG system exemplifies Jali Medical’s commitment to the advancement of neuroscience research and brain disorder diagnosis in ensuring the intersection between accessibility and quality; with optional real-time digital out and sample synchronized triggering, this is effectively coupled with advanced amplifier technology for distinguished AC and DC modes. The ANT Neuro eego, another EEG device that Jali Medical distributes, also creates variety as four options of devices, differing in recording quantity amplification from 32 to 256 EEG channels, caters to the variation of utilisation, and larger channel value devices can be split into mobile 64 channel complexes. As this device is not only portable and battery-powered but also has a high sampling rate and electrodes functioning as shields built-in, it guarantees quality in producing recordings that aid towards the validity of research and diagnosis findings. A simple yet effective interface with multi-modality functions alongside the modes of high-density EMG grids, video-integration, eye-tracking, and NIRS to better serve the needs of the user and is one step forward to what EEG is projected to do: increasing clinical setting efficiency and bioelectrical signal recording.

Being currently prominent in the clinical field of epileptology as a method to diagnose the magnitude of seizures, epilepsy, and other related disorders, treatment and management are contingent on the results of the recording; however, EEG inventors seek to measure the probability of irregular signaling given increased, progressive sensitivity and improve systems in how they are a more accurate representation of a patient’s brain signaling pattern outside of the 30-minute window of testing. Additionally, recent developments in research discovered the positive correlation of bioelectrical signaling with appropriate embryonic neuron growth and repairing genetic dysfunction, and new models of EEGs seek the easy incorporation with signal measuring of the given precedent. As Jali Medical is on the forefront of distributing this technology and being a reliable partner of manufacturers of the future, the company strives to inform and directly supply potential clients with expanded opportunities in neuropsychological research and clinical utilisation that derive from the newest and most accessible products.

References and Photo Credits:

H. Berger, (1929) über das elektrenkephalogramm des menschen, Arch. Psychiatr Nervenkr, 87, 527-570.

DOI:10.1353/pbm.2001.0070Corpus ID: 30664678

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