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BrainWaveBank makes it possible to measure and track brain activity and cognitive performance for anyone, anytime, anywhere. This easy-to-scale and distributable approach will help clinical professionals to transform our understanding of brain health and develop the next generation of treatments.

BrainWaveBank has developed a first-in-class wearable electroencephalography (EEG) device to conveniently and non-invasively measure the mechanisms that underpin neurological disorders and therapies. Our platform can securely gather, store and analyse data from many thousands of users, building neurocognitive profiles of individuals and populations or demographic groups.

Group level data can support clinical trials and the development of new therapies and diagnostics while individual level data can provide users with personalised insights into their cognitive health. We are currently developing brain-based biomarkers towards a range of use-cases including early detection of brain disorders, stratification of patient groups, and treatment response tracking. We are working with some of the leading clinical and academic groups in the world to better understand a range of neurodegenerative, psychiatric, and developmental conditions.

BrainWaveBank enables affordable, objective, large-scale cognitive research outside of the lab.

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Woman wearing headset

“BrainWaveBank enables affordable, objective, large-scale cognitive research outside of the lab.”

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Mobile in-field EEG

Large scale neurocognitive assessment "in the wild", powered by high-performance cloud-based analytics.
Wireless EEG Headset

Wireless EEG Headset

Our 16-channel dry sensor EEG headset is worn while playing mobile games, at home, in the office, or in small clinics. The device is field-proven for easy, repeatable use by non-experts, with a set-up time of less than 5 minutes.
Gamified Cognitive Tests

Gamified Cognitive Tests

Gamified versions of classic experimental tasks engage healthy and impaired users, while assessing a broad profile of cognitive functions that are indicative of brain health. Short sessions can replicate patterns of brain activity that we see in the lab, even when recorded unsupervised in the home.
Cloud Based Analytics Platform

Cloud Based Analytics Platform

Our cloud infrastructure securely stores and analyses daily uploads from users, to measure brain performance on a daily basis. Advanced machine learning analytic extract digital biomarkers of brain function from this complex data.
Trial Management Dashboards

Trial Management Dashboards

Our secure, web-based trial operation and patient monitoring platform provides real-time data review and quality assessment, as well as rich data visualisation, anywhere on any device.

The Team

BrainWaveBank’s multidisciplinary and highly experienced team is made up of 20 engineers, scientists, and commercialisation experts, more than half of whom have advanced degrees in psychology, computational neuroscience, data science, and engineering.


Ronan Cunningham (CEO)

Ronan Cunningham


Ronan has more than 20 years of experience in the development of innovative hardware and software. His roles have included Director of Business Development and Director of New Technology Development and he was a founding member of ATA Engineering, an award-winning San Diego-based engineering company that develops advanced technologies for the aerospace and defence industries. His expertise is in early stage technology development, innovation strategy, and technology commercialisation. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Northern Ireland Science Park and holds an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

Dr. Brian Murphy (CSO)

Brian is a computational neuroscientist who is an expert in brain-reading technology, using machine learning methods to decode cognitive states from recordings of brain activity and other data. Currently an assistant professor in Data Science at Queen's University Belfast, he was previously a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Machine learning, the world’s leading lab for applying machine learning to brain activity, and at the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, one of Europe’s leading cognitive neuroscience centres. He has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Trinity College Dublin and prior to academia, worked in and co-founded web startups in Germany and China.

Dr. Timothy Davison (CTO)

Tim has 20 years’ experience in commercial biomarker discovery, diagnostic and companion diagnostic medical device development. He was previously the VP of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at Almac Diagnostics, and Associate Director of in silico Immunology at Johnson & Johnson. Timothy received his Bachelor of Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto. He spent 2 years as a post-doctoral research scientist, joint appointed to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Department of Empirical Inference for Machine Learning and Perception, and the Institute for Developmental Biology, Department of Molecular Biology.


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EU Regional Development Fund Investment for Growth and Jobs

BrainWaveBank Ltd is in receipt of Grant for R&D support from Invest NI for development of a brain health classification system. This project which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020 aims to develop innovative methods to assess cognitive health in the home.