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EPSRC Reference: EP/R024154/1
Title: Diagnostic Brian Imaging Using Room Temperature Quantum Technology Sensors
Principal Investigator: Sims, Mr DD
Other Investigators:
Brookes, Dr MJ Fernholz, Dr T Fromhold, Professor TM
Hackermueller, Dr L
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Department: Sch of Physics & Astronomy
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Technology Programme
Starts: 01 October 2017 Ends: 31 March 2018 Value (£): 15,920
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The principal investigator (PI) will, with input from the co-investigators (CIs) as subject matter experts in Magneto-

Electroencephalography (MEG) and Quantum Technology (QT) magnetometery, undertake a systems engineering review of MEG, informed by current art MEG, and a review of the clinical requirements of a hypothetical diagnostic room temperature MEG system. This will identify technical requirements of future QT based magnetometers as enablers of future room temperature MEG designs, and will form the core of the technical review being undertaken by the research team in support of the project.

The systems engineering review exercise will also contribute to the requirements analysis activity being led by the

commercial partner. The PI and CIs will contribute via a series of workshops and interviews with the commercial partner that will identify key elements required for a room temperature MEG system and associated MEG QT magnetometer designs.

Research team support will also contribute to the competing technologies analysis, specifically proving inputs into the

functional capabilities of MEG compared to other systems in the analysis and diagnosis of a range of mental health

conditions, and the relative advantages / disadvantages of these MEG functionalities. Similarly the team will contribute

specialist knowledge and guidance in supporting the commercial partners research and development of potential applications and market sizes for posited MEG capabilities in future, as well as contributing to the drafting and review of the MEG prototyping road map.
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