Wireless connection to the human brain

Learn about the cutting-edge technology of multilocus transcranial magnetic stimulation (mTMS). It offers novel ways to study the brain and can revolutionise diagnosis and transform therapy for patients with neurological and psychiatric conditions. Join us to explore the future of telemedicine and the potential to enhance accessibility and reduce dependency on specialized resources in the field.
A room for brain scanning
Subject in automated brain stimulation session. Photographer Anne Kinnunen.

This project is motivated by humanity's curiosity to know itself, its desire to understand how the brain works, and the need to help patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases. The team develops technology that offers powerful new ways to study the brain, improving both diagnosis and therapy.

Multilocus transcranial magnetic stimulation (mTMS) will enable computerized brain stimulation in which algorithms, based on continuous monitoring of the state of the brain, control the course of the stimulation.

Our project will open new possibilities for ​​telemedicine to reduce dependency on specialized human resources in diagnostics and therapy. Currently, we are in the process of commercializing our technology.

Playing with the music of the brain

Common neurological disorders like depression and chronic pain can be challenging to treat with conventional methods. An automated version of a long-used brain stimulation technique holds real promise as a reliable and effective drug-free alternative.

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Project team showcasing equipment

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Synergistic neuroscience: Towards AI-controlled brain stimulation

To succeed, this project will pull together skills and expertise from many fields. Pantelis Lioumis (from left), Matilda Makkonen, Ana Maria Soto and Tuomas Mutanen demonstrating the use of the new TMS device. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.

Researchers at Aalto develop a new technology to let immobilized patients control devices with their brain

A new project at Aalto University is developing techniques that will enable immobilized patients to control devices using their brain activity. The project builds on the multi-locus transcranial magnetic stimulation (mTMS) technology developed at Aalto, adapting it into a brain–computer interface (BCI) that can help patients with neurological conditions.

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