Styrkur ˙r Horizon Rannsˇkna- og nřsk÷punarşßŠtlun ESB

Styrkur ˙r Horizon Rannsˇkna- og nřsk÷punarşßŠtlun ESB Dr. Hannes Petersen sÚrfrŠ­ingur Ý HNE-lŠkningum og Dr. Bj÷rn Gunnarsson sÚrfrŠ­ingur Ý svŠfinga-

Styrkur ˙r Horizon Rannsˇkna- og nřsk÷punarşßŠtlun ESB

Dr. Hannes Petersen sÚrfrŠ­ingur Ý HNE-lŠkningum og Dr. Bj÷rn Gunnarsson sÚrfrŠ­ingur Ý svŠfinga- og gj÷rgŠslulŠkningum, ßsamt samstarfsa­ilum fengu nřveri­ yfir 400 milljˇna krˇna styrk ˙r Horizon Rannsˇkna- og nřsk÷punarşßŠtlun ESB.

Styrkurinn nřtist til rannsˇkna ß raflÝfe­lisfrŠ­i mannsheilans og ■rˇunar ß nřjum tŠkjab˙na­i til myndgreiningar og ÷rvunar ß ßkve­num svŠ­um heilans (A Novel EEG Ultrasound Device for Functional Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation). Rannsˇknin er samstarfsverkefni sj÷ evrˇpskra hßskˇla og er Hßskˇlinn ß Akureyri einn ■eirra. Styrkurinn er til fj÷gurra ßra og Ý heild sinni getur hann numi­ allt a­ 420.000.000 ISK.

Dr. Yvonne H÷ller, prˇfessor vi­ Hug- og fÚlagsvÝsindasvi­ Hßskˇlans ß Akureyri, stjˇrnar ■eim ■Štti rannsˇknarinnar sem fer fram ß Akureyri. Yvonne hlaut nřlega Hvatningarver­laun VÝsinda- og tŠknirß­s 2022, en ver­launin eru veitt vÝsindamanni sem ■ykir hafa skara­ fram ˙r snemma ß ferlinum og skapa­ vŠntingar um framlag Ý vÝsindastarfi sem treystir sto­ir mannlÝfs ß ═slandi.

Frekari upplřsingar fyrir ßhugasama:

The overall goal of this project is to develop a radically new diagnostic and therapeutic device for neurological applications which combines a highly innovative ultrasound component for brain imaging and focused stimulation of brain regions with advanced electrophysiological measurements of neural activity.

First goal of the project is the development of a novel ultrasound (US)-based functional imaging method that, in conjunction with electroencephalography (EEG), allows for high spatiotemporal resolution examination of brain activity. While EEG itself yields best data from neural tissue close to the skull, the US component is designed to deliver images from deeper brain regions.

The second pillar of the deviceĺs function is focused US brain stimulation. Based on the possibility to localize abnormal activity, the neuromodulation component of the novel device can be guided to focal stimulation of selected brain regions, which can be further developed into a closed-loop design.

The full envisioned system is a versatile tool that combines EEG-sensors and US transceivers in a wearable headset. The project foresees the development of hard- and software as well as algorithms to integrate the information from both modalities into functional neuroimaging with unpreceded spatiotemporal resolution. Beyond the technical realization, this project includes a proof of concept study to evaluate and demonstrate practical applicability in healthy participants and in patients with epilepsy, during clinical routine examination, cognitive, and sensory stimulation, including test-retest validation.

The new device will reduce the time to examine and treat neurological patients and the cost thereof. The ability to perform better diagnosis via accurate imaging, targeted neurostimulation, and neuromodulation with a cost-effective, noninvasive device will have transformative effects on treatment options for neurological diseases and stimulate new lines of research in cognitive neuroscience.


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