Wearable MEG opens new domains for biomagnetic sensing in research and in medicine while expanding the scope of existing MEG applications.

  • Inclusion of difficult to measure populations
  • Potential to sense deeper sources
  • Increased signal to noise in pediatric applications
  • Ictal MEG
  • Naturalistic tasks that include movement
  • Beyond the brain: magnetocardiography, nerve conduction


Supporting surgical decisions in patients with drug-resistant intractable epilepsy

65 Million

people worldwide have epilepsy

65 Million​

1 in 3

have seizures that cannot be controlled with medicine

1 in 3

8 times

increased risk of death for people with epilepsy with uncontrolled seizures

8 times​

Interictal MEG

  • MEG can improve finding the location within the brain responsible for causing the epileptic seizures.
  • MEG can help when an MRI lesion is found and EEG findings do not agree. MEG sometimes confirms the epileptic activity is coming from the lesion.
  • MEG can be used in patients who have had past brain surgery. EEG measurements may be altered due to the changes in brain anatomy as a result of surgery.
  • MEG can also be used to help decide the best placement of intracranial EEG and can sometimes allow clinicians to avoid intracranial EEG and proceed directly to surgery.

Ictal MEG

Wearable MEG is demonstrating potential to monitor activity during seizures. This may further help doctors find the cause of the seizures.

Pre-surgical functional mapping

Comprehensive mapping of normal brain function such as language for planning brain surgeries

13.8 Million

people worldwide need brain surgery each year

65 Million​

8.8 Million

Brain surgeries worldwide in a year

Brain surgeries worldwide in a year

60-80% of surgeries

for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy need assessment of language in each hemisphere of the brain before surgery.

60-80% of surgeries
  • MEG is used for surgeries involving brain tumors, other lesions, brain abnormalities, arteriovenous malformations, and previous brain surgeries.
  • MEG is used to plan brain surgeries to minimize the loss of normal brain function.

Inclusion of difficult to measure populations

  • Wearable MEG will allow testing in a wider range of patients who cannot tolerate holding still eliminating the need for anesthesia for these patients.
Inclusion of difficult to measure populations

Fundamental and Clinical Research

Unraveling the complex inner workings of the brain

1 in 5 adults

suffers from a neurological or mental disorder

1 in 5 adults

$1 trillion/year

in US costs for treating those disorders

$1 trillion/year

suffers from a mental disorder

1 in 5 American children

spent in US to treat childhood mental disorders

$247 billion
  • MEG is used in neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience
  • MEG is being used to identify biomarkers in neurological and mental disorders
  • Wearable MEG enables studying more naturalistic behaviors
  • Wearable MEG sensors can be placed at the scalp surface, enabling better detection of signals in child populations
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