The brainthe maker of the EEG helmet, came out of hiding Monday with $ 8.5 million in cash and an upcoming mission on the International Space Station.
The startup said the product circle, led by Mangrove Capital Partners, will help it create a state -of -the -art technology for products and software that can detect EEG data.
“We are very excited to participate in these unseen experiments and demonstrate what our EEG helmet can do,” Brain.space cofounder and president Efrati Shai said in a statement.
“We hope that this new technology will improve the overall quality of post -brain EEG surgery, for everyone involved. We want to promote neural health and believe that this mission will work right. with our future open-source library. “
Using its helmet app, Brain.space is developing an EEG database that makes it easier to see how the brain works with researchers, doctors and medical organizations. to study the disorders and diseases of the brain.
of the The space mission, to be held between April 2 and 8, will measure the neurological activity of three astronauts to evaluate the effects of the flight on the brain. Each astronaut will participate in tests before, during and after the mission.
The CEO of the company is Yair Levy told Reuters he hoped the experiments would encourage other businesses and researchers to use his database.
“Space is fast. The idea is to adapt and make brainwashing apps, products and services as simple as pulling data from an Apple Watch,” he said.
A study published last month found that “rewired “over a long period of space. The research followed 12 male Russian cosmonauts before and after the long -range flight, noting structural changes in the brain that persisted for months on. after their return to Earth.
Learning to manage the health and safety risks of long -term missionaries is a challenge for air crews, many of whom are embark on a journey to Mars. To gather that broad health research, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine established a centralized database last year to reduce risks to astronauts and find new for use on Earth.
Other healthcare technology companies considering improving EEG are Headsafe, an Australian company that has a FDA 510 (k) for its Nurochek system in 2020; Zeto, which earned $ 7.3 million in Series A funding two years ago; and MemoryMD, whose used EEG headset received FDA approval in 2018.