A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the PhD study of Pasi Lepola, MSc, make it possible to attach the electrode set on the patient quickly, resulting in reliable results without any special treatment of the skin. As EEG measurements in emergency care are often performed in challenging conditions, the design of the electrode set pays particular attention to the reduction of electromagnetic interference from external sources.
This technology is vastly under-utilized because the skills and training it requires to correctly administer the testing is lacking. This recent development of a new electrode set makes it a little easier for emergency workers who will not have the same level of training as Dr. Bonesteel to test patients for brain abnormalities after a TBI, concussion, or other incident for example.
The bottom line is that these sorts of developments are good for the entire healthcare industry because it makes it easier for doctors, nurses, and emergency care workers to ascertain neurological disorders. That being said it is still better to be tested by a trained professional such as Dr. Bonesteel or one of our other trained professionals at NeuroHealth Associates.
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