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University of Bath team develops EEG test for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

September 22, 2021


Psychologists at the University of Bath in the UK have developed an approach to passively measure brain activity to aid in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Named Fastball electroencephalogram (EEG), the new method is affordable, portable and works on already available technology used in hospitals, thereby making it easily scalable, the team noted.

The method requires subjects to view a series of flashing images on a computer for two minutes, while their brain waves are analysed using an EEG cap.