EGI's Research eNewsletter Summer 2012: bringing you the latest product and event information.
From Startup to International Company
EGI is celebrating 20 years since our founding in May 1992. We’ve come a long way in 20 years. When EGI first started, 64 channels was considered extremely dense array EEG. Now, 128- to 256-channel EEG is routine for researchers on the cutting edge of brain research all over the world.
EGI's original dense array Geodesic Sensor Nets were such a novel idea, they looked like something out of a science fiction movie and were sewn together with needle and thread. Now, they are manufactured using state-of-the-art technology and represent the easiest to use and most comfortable electrode placement system on the market. Similarly, our amplifiers and software have improved dramatically, and now support multimodal imaging, source estimation, and more, as part of a complete Geodesic EEG System for advanced EEG.
Read more about EGI's Geodesic EEG Systems, including:
- advanced HydroCel Geodesic Sensor Nets
- Net Amps 300 amplifier for dense array EEG and multimodal imaging
- innovative software, including source estimation modules
In this Issue:
EGI Celebrates 20 Years
• From Startup to International Company
• 1,000 Customer Publications
Customers in the News
• Early Markers of Autism in Infants
• New Sensor Nets Better Than Ever
• Linking Your GES to Other Programs
dEEG at Scientific Conferences
• “Concussion in Athletics” Conference
• Symposium on dEEG and fMRI
• EGI Schools
• BESA Research Workshop
Where to see EGI
• EGI Moves to New Location
• New Hire at EGI
• EGI Passes Annual Audits
• New Distributors
• Featured Job Openings
1,000 Customer Publications
20 years of cutting edge neuroscience research
The importance of EGI’s platform is reflected in the number of research papers published using this next generation EEG technology — 1,000 papers at our last count. Across the growing field of human brain science — from development, sleep, hearing, motivation, decision-making, emotional regulation, learning, and attention, through to clinically important studies in autism, coma, mental illness, and epilepsy — dense array EEG from EGI is on the forefront of research.
Browse the impressive list of publications that use EGI’s dense array EEG. | Download the full publication list.
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Schools are filling quickly — sign up soon.
USA EGI Summer School
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Core dEEG Skills
July 30–August 3, 2012
View the syllabus. | This course is fully booked and preregistration is now closed.
Foundations of Advanced dEEG Analysis Techniques
August 6–8, 2012
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India EGI International School Bengaluru, India
September 17–21, 2012
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Early Markers of Autism in Infants
dEEG used to investigate ERP differences
Featured in the BBC News earlier this year, EGI’s 128-channel dense array EEG (dEEG) system was pivotal in a new study searching for early markers of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in infants. Previous research had indicated that early intervention is effective in supporting children with ASD, helping them to achieve their full potential despite potentially disabling difficulties in social interaction. Working with the hypothesis that earlier markers of ASD could allow earlier, more effective intervention, Mayada Elsabbagh, from The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck College University of London, collaborated with a large team of researchers from several institutions to look for very early markers of autism.
Read more about using dEEG for finding early ERP markers of ASD. | Read the original research article.
BESA Research Workshop
Improve your skills at this workshop
This two-day BESA workshop features basic usage of BESA software, as well as tips and tricks for optimal use. Scheduled conveniently, immediately following SPR 2012.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
September 24 & 25, 2012
View the syllabus. | Register now.
Learn more about BESA.
New Sensor Nets Better Than Ever
Available for Routine, LTM, and MR environments
In July 2011, EGI launched a new Net design, the HydroCel Geodesic Sensor Net (HCGSN) 130. This new design provides the same sensor layout and electrode performance as the earlier HCGSN 120, but has improved mechanical strength, with special attention to the wire-electrode interface. Customers find the new design faster to use, with less worry about wire breakage while applying the Net. The new Net design is available for order in all sizes and channel counts.
In May 2012, we launched the HCGSN 220 MR, extending the new design to Nets for the MR environment. The HCGSN 220 MR have an equivalent sensor layout and electrode performance as the previous HCGSN 210 MR products, but the same more robust mechanical design as the HCGSN 130. All customers ordering new MR Nets will receive the new HCGSN 220 MR product with new product numbers.
Read more about our products for MR environments.
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September 12–16, Joint Meeting of ECNS/ ISBET/ ISNIP/ EPIC, Bristol, Tennessee
September 19–23, Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), New Orleans, Louisiana
October 4–6, European Soc for MR in Medicine & Biology (ESMRMB), Lisbon, Portugal
October 10–11, Pennsylvania State University Concussion Conference, University Park, State College, Pennsylvania
October 13–17, Society for Neuroscience (SFN), New Orleans, Louisiana (booth 930)
Linking Your GES to Other Products
EGI’s Interoperability Standards Program
EGI started the Interoperability Standards Program last year with one broad goal in mind — to make it easier for our customers to use EGI’s Geodesic EEG Systems with their own specialized software or with products from other vendors. EGI is dedicated to providing tools that allow you to design and execute the very best experiments you can think of, even if we don’t make all the needed tools ourselves.
We are collaborating with other companies and software engineers to add functionality to the most popular commercial and open source programs. We are happy to report that we have completed testing with several third-party software products, which are now able to read Net Station 4.5 MFF data files.
Read more about compatible software and hardware, as well as APIs that you can use.
Symposium on dEEG and fMRI
Report on EGI symposium at OHBM 2012 in Beijing
Over 200 people attended EGI’s symposium entitled “Simultaneous fMRI and Dense Array (256 Channel) EEG: Addressing Practical Challenges and Spatial Resolution” at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping conference held in June 2012, in Beijing, China. The symposium featured Dr. Xiaoli Li, Dr. Gary Glover, and Dr. Jidong Hou.
View the agenda.
“Concussion in Athletics” Conference
dEEG to be featured at conference that brings together medical experts, researchers, and clinical practitioners
The latest research on concussions will be discussed during the “Concussion in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior” conference at Penn State University, October 11–12, 2012. Topics featured will be clinical assessment of sports-related concussion, advanced neuroimaging and brain imaging tools, management of concussion, and biomechanics of helmets. EGI’s dEEG products are important for evaluating concussion and will be a topic of discussion during the meeting.
Read more about the conference.
EGI Passes Annual Audits
EGI has successfully achieved continuing certification for ISO 13485:2010, the international quality standard for medical device manufacturers. In addition, EGI passed audits and received certificates under CMDCAS in Canada and for the European Medical Device Directive (MDD).
See our complete list of international certifications for EGI and its products.
EGI Moves to New Location
To accommodate our growing company, we have just completed a move to a larger space. EGI is now better positioned for more efficiency, productivity, and growth moving into the future.
Our new address is:
Electrical Geodesics, Inc.
1600 Millrace Drive
Eugene, OR 97403
Our factory address on Chad Drive, phone numbers, fax, and e-mail remain the same.
Saudi Arabia: Techno Orbits Medical
Poland: BioMed Neurotechnologie
Scandinavia: MEQ Nordic A/S
China (Hebei province): Conjoin Medical Apparatus Co., Ltd.
Find out where EGI distributors are in your part of the world.
New Hire at EGI
BEL scientist joins EGI Support Team
We are delighted to announce the hire of Chris Tompkins as a new support engineer for EGI.
Chris is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in Psychology. He worked in the Brain Electrophysiology Lab (BEL) on the EGI campus during his junior and senior years, studying language learning and somatosensory, visual, and auditory functional brain mapping. He has also patiently modeled the EGI Sensor Nets for EGI marketing literature.
Chris brings to EGI his research experience and an intimate knowledge of EGI hardware and software. Please join us in welcoming Chris to the EGI team.
Featured Job Openings
EGI is an exciting company, always working on the cutting edge in developing innovative tools for brain research. We are a diverse group of people with a team-oriented approach. We are passionate about our work, but also dedicated to a balanced lifestyle.
Our headquarters is in Eugene, Oregon, a university town in the beautiful Willamette Valley, known for its eclectic culture, beautiful scenery, accessible outdoor activities, and high number of cultural events for its size.
Support Engineer I
Read more about EGI's job openings.
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