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Accurate EEG source localisation using patient tailored head models

Objective

EEG records electric potential differences from electrodes attached to the human skin. Although multi-channel EEG can be used to localize its underlying sources, clinical application of this technique in, e.g. epilepsy and stroke monitoring, requires long preparation time to acquire electrode position and head shape and is also hampered by the poor knowledge of in vivo skull conductivity.
In the ERC advanced project associated to this PoC proposal a large longitudinal EEG study is performed in stroke patients, which inspired us to find a method for deriving a tailored EEG-head model without the above inconveniences. The tailored EEG-head model will require only a limited recording time. This will enable us to accurately calculate the active brain areas also in patients which can only participate for a short time in experiments. It will be an important step to use high density EEG technology for clinical applications.
We foresee that the prototype delivered by the end of the project can be developed into a commercial accessory EEG device that can be provided to end users for relatively small add-on price.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/stroke
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/epilepsy

Call for proposal

ERC-2013-PoC
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA(POC) - Supporting action (Proof of Concept)

Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 34 354,12
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (2)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 34 354,12
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 114 699,88
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Telkamp