The Future of EEG in Clinical Research
Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive technique for recording electrical activity from the brain. It has been used for decades to diagnose and treat neurological disorders, but recent advances in EEG technology and analysis are opening up new possibilities for the use of EEG in clinical research.
One of the most exciting areas in which EEGs are used in research is the study of consciousness. EEG has been used to measure brain activity during different states of consciousness, such as wakefulness, sleep, and dreaming. This research has helped scientists to better understand the neural correlates of consciousness, and it has also led to the development of new techniques for monitoring and treating disorders of consciousness.
EEGs are also being used to develop new treatments for neurological disorders. An overnight home EEG can be used as a biomarker in rare neurological and genetic diseases and to track the progression of diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. It can also be used to identify biomarkers for these diseases, which could lead to the development of new diagnostic tests and treatments.
The future of research utilizing EEGs is bright. As technology continues to advance, EEG will become an even more powerful tool for understanding the brain and for developing new treatments for neurological disorders.
Here are some specific examples of cutting-edge research using EEG that is being done today:
- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are using EEG to study the neural correlates of consciousness. They have found that different patterns of brain activity are associated with different states of consciousness, such as wakefulness, sleep, and dreaming. This research could help us to better understand how the brain works and to develop new treatments for disorders of consciousness.
- Researchers at the University of Toronto are using EEG to track the progression of Alzheimer's disease. They have found that certain patterns of brain activity can be used to predict who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. This research could lead to the development of new diagnostic tests and treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
- Pharmaceutical companies and sites are utilizing overnight home EEG and site-based EEG as one important biomarker in both natural history and early phase clinical trials.
These are just a few examples of cutting-edge research that is being done in the field of EEG today. As decentralized clinical trials continues to advance, EEG will become an even more powerful tool for understanding the brain and for developing new treatments for neurological disorders. The future of clinical research utilizing EGG is bright, and it has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the brain and to improve the lives of millions of people.
Neurotech is an EEG monitoring company that has been providing remote EEGs in patient homes since 2006 and for decentralized trials since 2019. As part of our EEG monitoring service, we serve patients according to protocol and family schedules, with employed EEG technologists setting up remote monitored EEGs for participants of all ages (including neonates) and abilities, following strict, study-specific protocols to provide an optimal EEG experience and help to recruit participants for clinical trials.
Neurotech EEG is a leading EEG monitoring company that is helping to lead the way in decentralized home EEG used in clinical research. Neurotech EEG offers a variety of EEG monitoring services, including:
- In-home EEG monitoring: Neurotech EEG can provide patients with a portable EEG device that they can use to record their brain activity at home. This allows patients to be monitored in a comfortable and familiar environment, and it also allows them to record their brain activity during their daily activities.
- In-home video EEG monitoring: Neurotech EEG can also provide patients with a video EEG device that records their brain activity and video footage of them simultaneously. This allows doctors to see how brain activity changes in response to different stimuli, such as sleep, seizures, and mental tasks.
- Clinical research EEG monitoring: Neurotech EEG also partners with researchers to conduct clinical trials using EEG. This helps researchers to develop new treatments for neurological disorders and to better understand the brain.
As technology continues to advance, Neurotech EEG is committed to providing the highest quality EEG monitoring services to researchers and patients alike. Neurotech EEG is leading the way in EEG research, and it is playing a key role in the future of brain health.
If you would like to learn more about Neurotech's research or EEG monitoring service, please fill out the contact form or call Kristine Wildner, Director of Contracting and Research at 262-875-6572.