New Geodesic Sensor Nets for Preterm Infants

22 Jan 2015 – After years of development and testing in the field, EGI has created a Geodesic Sensor Net specifically for preterm infants. These tiny Nets are designed for the head shape and sensitive skin of preterm infants with special features for faster, easier, lower stress application.

The Geodesic Sensor Net provides advantages over conventional EEG sensor placement methods. The EEG sensors are embedded into an elastomer net that allows all the sensors to be applied at once, reducing application time. This fast and simple application minimizes stress for preterm infants. And unlike conventional EEG sensors, no abrasion or glue is required, greatly reducing the risk of infection. Researchers and clinicians working with children have long preferred the Geodesic Sensor Net for these reasons, and EGI is pleased to now provide these same advantages for this very sensitive population.

Special modifications were made to the design, including smaller electrodes, re-engineered elastomer geometry that better conforms to the preterm infant head shape, a modified chin strap design with single-pull movement for faster adjustment of the Net on the head, and removal of face straps to allow use with other medical devices. Years of testing in the field have validated the design and ease of use, and EGI’s rigorous development and manufacturing protocols ensure the highest level of quality and safety.

The new preterm infant Nets are available with 32, 64, or 128 channels and in preterm medium (30-32 cm) and preterm large (32-34 cm) sizes. This is the only 128-channel whole-head sensor array on the market for preterm infants. Complete head coverage with a dense array of EEG sensors ensures the maximum amount of clinically relevant data is captured, especially important if exam time is limited. The same channel counts will be available soon in a preterm small (28-30 cm) size.

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