Medical Device Research at Ideatech – Monitoring Magnetic Fields to Determine Health Concerns
Measuring and monitoring magnetic fields from the human body is becoming a rapidly increasing subject of research. There is a desire in biomedical field to capture this ‘magnetic’ information from the human body with new types of magnetic sensors. At present, very expensive Squid sensors are used for brain imaging.
The source of a magnetic field is mainly due to the neural activity operating continuously throughout a living body. This neural activity involves movement of electric charges and, as such gives rise to magnetic fields. This research will help in understanding the workings of the human body as well as provide an aid to diagnosis such as monitoring various bio-molecular reactions. The antennas around the body will detect the electromagnetic radiation to facilitate in the development of future medical devices.