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A spin-off of the UMH Science Park develops a pioneering brain diagnostic system with AI


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A spin-off of the UMH Science Park develops a pioneering brain diagnostic system with AI


The spin-off Newmanbrain, from the Science Park of the Miguel Hernández University (PCUMH) in Elche (Alicante), has developed a pioneering brain diagnostic system with Artificial Intelligence. The objective is to improve the health of the patient through a more accurate diagnosis of brain and mental diseases such as depression, hyperactivity, dementia or addictions.

Thus, Newmanbrain has developed Theia, a portable device that measures brain activity in a non-invasive manner and that has already been tested in more than 600 people, as indicated by the academic institution in a statement.

The CEO of the company, Pablo Belmonte, has highlighted that they have been the first to have built a patented system and that, "scientifically, it has been proven that it works". The development of Newmanbrain makes it easier for healthcare professionals to detect cognitive disorders, such as those associated with aging or ADHD in children.

"Through Artificial Intelligence and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRs), our system allows us to obtain a series of data on brain function. Once sent to the cloud and analyzed by our team of professionals, they become a report that helps the physician to make a decision about the diagnosis", he detailed.

Newmanbrain has already raised professional capital and now its main goal is to make its technology "improve the lives of millions of human beings around the world." The company, which is currently focused on its innovative development of diagnosis and treatment, has set itself the goal of "optimizing Artificial Intelligence algorithms, in order to specify the diagnosis of various brain pathologies."

With the development of Theia, the spin-off wants to respond to a "problem faced by scientists who study brain functions." It is about the lack of data underlying the neural processes and tools to demonstrate the correlation between the activity of the brain areas and the mental functions attributed to each area (cognitive processes, emotions, physical sensations and basic motor functions).

The premise is that finding this link will allow scientists to better understand human behavior and will facilitate its objective evaluation.