Pain Diagnosis

diagnosisAccording to the Institute of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, acute and chronic pain costs the US economy $635 billion every year as 40% of patients seek medical attention because of pain. The Brain Sciences Foundation, along with its partners at Oxford University and Biological Coprocessors Inc., has identified an objective pain signature using neurocomputational methods.

The team has been awarded a DoD Phase I SBIR funding to validate the objective electroencephalography (EEG) signature of pain and its intensity and develop a pain detection algorithm software. The collaborative research team includes top experts in pain, neurosurgery, electrophysiology, computational neuroscience, military defense studies, and medical product commercialization partners in the field of neuroscience.