Australia Market Report for Electroencephalogram Monitoring and Diagnostics 2017 - MedCore
Electromyography (EMG) devices measure the electrical activity in muscles and the functionality of the nervous system to find the cause of muscle malfunctions. Disorders causing nerve impairment can affect muscle function, due to improper firing of electrical pulses. Some examples of nervous system complications include: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), carpal tunnel syndrome and myasthenia gravis (MG). EMG monitoring and diagnostic capabilities are limited to nerve and muscle function and are not able to diagnose brain or spinal cord diseases.
Electroencephalography (EEG) devices record the electrical activity of neurons in the brain through electrodes placed on the scalp (non-invasive) or directly on the brain (invasive). EEG is commonly used for diagnosing seizures, comas and other brain abnormalities. The efficacy of EEG in the identification of treatable etiologies of altered mental status (AMS) continues to be a major focus for research efforts.