Ongoing Research Studies

BrainWaveBank technology allows people to measure and track their cognitive health at home, by using a wireless headset while playing mobile games. This has potential to change the way we predict, monitor and diagnose conditions that affect the brain.


Detecting Risk of Psychotic Illness


We are looking for healthy volunteers, aged 55-90 to take part. This study is also recruiting people who have received a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in order to compare the differences in brain patterns between people with and without cognitive impairment. This study requires you to use the technology in your own home, over the course of 6 weeks, and giving feedback on your experience. If this is something you would like to be involved in, please download the information sheet and consent form (below) for further details.

Register your interest for the trial by contacting:

Dr Alison Buick or 028 9264 6600

BrainWaveBank is running a study funded by the Northern Ireland Department of Health, which aims to develop new technologies for early detection and monitoring of people at risk for the development of psychosis and serious mental illnesses, like schizophrenia. This study is a first step - to see whether the headset and games can tell the difference between people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and people who have not, using brain activity.

We are seeking 30 healthy young adults aged between 18-45 to contribute their data to the control group for our study. The study involves using the equipment at home, in your own time, three times per week, for six weeks. We will compare brainwave recordings between the control group and a group of patients diagnosed with a serious mental illness. At the end of the six weeks, we would like to hear your feedback on what it was like to use the system at home.

A major factor in the success of therapies designed to prevent psychosis is early identification of those who need help. We hope that our system can one day help make that process faster, and easier for patients at risk to receive that help.

Register your interest for the study by contacting:

Dr John Dyer or 028 9247 4046

Registration of Interest

If you would prefer us to contact you, please submit your contact details on our online registration of interest form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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