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
ADULTS AGED 18-45
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.
Dr John Dyer
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