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Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet
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21 March 2018
On 21 March 2018 Reuters reported:
British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally. Results from tests of the scanner showed that patients were able to stretch, nod, and even drink tea or play table tennis while their brain activity was being recorded, millisecond by millisecond, by the magnetoencephalography (MEG) system.
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Current MEG scanners are cumbersome and weigh as much as half a tonne, partly because the sensors they use to measure the brain's magnetic field need to be kept very cold -- at minus 269 degrees Celsius, Barnes' team explained. [Gareth Barnes, a professor at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Neuroimaging at University College London, co-led the work.]
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