Imperial win the first Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 2014
Professor Danilo Mandic and Professor David Sharp at Imperial College London have been awarded the Rosetrees Prize 2014, for their innovative technology for continuous in-ear monitoring of brain and body functions.
Currently for diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, an EEG test is carried out to measure brain activity. This involves a bulky head cap (see image below), which is restrictive and costly.
Professors Mandic and Sharp are developing a novel in-the-ear (ITE) platform for discreet, unobtrusive and continuous monitoring of brain and body functions in the context of traumatic brain injury.
Until now, there have been no suitable recording devices for the immediate aftermath of a head injury, which is critical to the correct assessment and treatment for recovery.
This technology could also provide a simple and easy way for everyone of us to monitor our state of health, including pulse, respiration, temperature and movement. Immediate action could be taken if physiological abnormalities are detected, such as obstructed breathing, signs of stroke and stress levels. This could transform medical care!
Rosetrees is delighted to be supporting this ground breaking research and providing the seed corn funding to enable the prototype to be progressed to a stage where patient trials can be started.
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