Researchers recently unveiled a prototype magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain scanner that is worn like a helmet and allows movement.
All MEG systems noninvasively measure magnetic fields outside the skull created by brain activity. Current MEG scanners use superconducting sensors housed in cooling chambers. The one-size-fits-all machines are large and heavy and require patients to stay still while their head is immobilized inside them, limiting their clinical usefulness.
Abbasi J. Wearable Brain Scanner Allows Imaging During Movement. JAMA. 2018;319(18):1853. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5201
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