Electrocoticography set, Brazil, 1991-2000

Made:
1991-2000 in Brazil
maker:
Micromar Ind Com Ltda
Electrocorticography Set: used to measure electrical impulses in the brain during surgery.  Consists of a frame with an

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Electrocorticography Set: used to measure electrical impulses in the brain during surgery. Consists of a frame with an
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Micromar' electrocorticography set by Micromar Ind. Com. Ltd., Brazil, 1991-2000. Consists of a frame with an array of electrodes used to measure electrical impulses in the brain during surgery.

This frame consisting of a series of electrodes is known as an electrocorticography set. This is a type of test used to stimulate and record the electrical signals of areas of the brain by placing the electrodes directly on to its exposed surface. Areas of the brain can then be mapped using this set. One of the main uses of this technique is in the treatment of severe epilepsy.

The set was made by Micromar Ind Com. Ltd, who also donated the object to the Science Museum’s collections.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
2000-325
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), plastic (unidentified) and steel (metal)
type:
electrocorticography set
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Micromar Ind. Com. Ltd