Vectorview 20th Anniversary
We would like to invite you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vectorview project on May 23, 2018 at 13:00 in Otakaari 3.
Neuromag Vectorview 20th Anniversary at Aalto University
Wed 23 May 2018, 13:00–15:30, Otakaari 3, F239a
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a non-invasive functional imaging technique directly reflecting neuronal activity. The first MEG studies were published in 1968 and this year we thus celebrate the first 50 years of MEG. In Finland, at Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), the first MEG measurements were carried out in 1970s. At present, our MEG Core at Aalto NeuroImaging infrastructure is one of the 200 MEG facilities in the world.
The former Low Temperature Laboratory at TKK and later at Aalto University has made significant contributions to MEG technology and MEG-related neuroscience research since early 1980s. The very first whole-head MEG system (Neuromag 122) was introduced by Neuromag Oy, a spin-off company of this laboratory, in 1992. The company, now known as Elekta Oy (Helsinki, Finland), is the market leader in MEG technology. They recently introduced the new MEGIN TRIUX neo MEG system.
Two decades ago we installed the first 306-channel Neuromag Vectorview (Neuromag Oy, Helsinki, Finland) system in a new magnetically shielded room. This new facility provided an excellent environment for both basic neuroscience and clinical research studies. This new MEG facility at Otakaari 3 was inaugurated on January 9, 1999. Following the relocation of the Low Temperature Laboratory to Nanotalo in 2008, a new high-performance shielded room was installed in a space which was optimal for MEG experiments, technical development, and training activities. The Vectorview system was upgraded to its newest version in 2008.
We invite you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vectorview project on May 23, 2018 at 13:00 in Otakaari 3. We have presentations from three eye witnesses from the past LTL and Neuromag Oy presenting the ideas, aims, and anecdotes of the Vectorview project:
- Riitta Hari
- Matti Hämäläinen
- Antti Ahonen
In addition, we will showcase our scientific achievements with the Vectorview system during the past 20 years. We will conclude with a presentation of our vision of the future of our MEG Core, which will take our MEG research to a new level of sophistication.
Coffee, tea, and buns will be served after the presentations free of charge. Please enroll for the coffee, tea, and buns at https://goo.gl/oWPss3
Veikko Jousmäki (veikko.jousmaki aalto.fi)
Aalto NeuroImaging infrastructure http://ani.aalto.fi
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering