Recently, CareFusion made an announcement officially making available their new Nicolet EEG (Electroencephalography) Wireless Amplifier.

This unique device has the ability to capture high-resolution brain wave data that is used by clinicians to diagnose and treat various neurological disorders and diseases.

CareFusion is a company that makes numerous healthcare related products and employs more then 14,000 people across the globe. Their various product lines include Pyxis for medication and supply dispensing, Alaris for infusion, AVEA ventilators, Jaeger for respiratory diagnostic instruments, AVAmax and PluerX for interventional procedures, V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer surgical instruments, ChloraPrep skin antiseptic and, of course, Nicolet neurodiagnostic devices. An extensive neurodiagnostic monitoring product line is offered by CareFusion including EMG supplies, Long-term Monitoring (EEG/LTM) solutions, many types of monitors and now an amplifier.

The practical use of the device is to enable a variety of clinical EEG, ICU Brain Monitoring, Sleep (PSG) and Epilepsy Long Term Monitoring (LTM) studies to occur.

“The Nicolet EEG Wireless Amplifier consolidates many clinical and research features into a single, portable unit for pediatrics and adults to aid clinicians in their diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, brain trauma, stroke, brain tumors, sleep dysfunction and clinical research. Real-time data from the amplifier can be transferred wirelessly or in tethered mode and stored in the product’s on-board memory allowing for continuous recording when patients are out of range of a monitoring computer.”

Chad Carlson, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the New York University Langone Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, further explains the benefit of the device.

“Wireless acquisition of EEG data gives patients admitted to the epilepsy monitoring unit greater freedom and comfort without risking loss of critical data due to disconnection of the amplifier.The ability to record up to 64 channels of EEG data at up to 12 kHz should allow for further advances in clinical EEG analysis and interpretation.”

The device is now available worldwide. At the 2011 American Epilepsy Society’s Annual Meeting, CareFusion will give a product demonstration. The Annual Meeting attracts attendees from all around the world.  According to the website, the Annual Meeting which is being held until December 6th, provides educational and networking opportunities for the academic and practicing neurologist, epileptologist, neurophysiologist, neuroscientist, neurosurgeon, internist, pediatrician, pharmacist, nurse, social worker and other professionals.

Source: Press Release