EEG patch monitors attention in students

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Professor Nathan Intrator of Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik School of Computer Science and Sagol School of Neuroscience, and Guy Levi, Chief Innovation Officer of Israel’s Center for Educational Technology are disrupting education through brain science.

In an attempt to improve learning abilities in children with attention issues, Intrator and Levi attach a patch to student’s foreheads to measure brain activity during lessons.  The learning process can then be adapted to their skills and needs. A student’s lack of attention is identified and better methods or times for delivery of information are suggested.

Through advanced signal processing, Intrator uses a patch with three electrodes to extract information about attention and cognitive strategies.

This less obtrusive approach allows widespread use of EEG in diagnostic studies. Intrator’s current focus includes attention, dementia, and sleep.

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