Electrical Geodesics, Inc. is Now Part of Royal Philips

by Gayle Klampe on March 5, 2018

in Featured Member


Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI) is one of the most scientifically advanced businesses in Cascade membership. This 25-year old company has been recognized globally as a leading neurodiagnostic medical technology company and has recently been acquired by the Royal Philips company, based in The Netherlands.

Many may know the Philips brand, but did you know Philips and its 70,000 global employees are now exclusively focused on health technology? The acquisition of EGI is a part of Philips health strategy. Philips recognized the cutting edge EEG and computational neurology research and clinical products that EGI had developed and is investing further in the company, which will stay in Eugene, Oregon, to enhance development and accelerate adoption.

More Facts

  1. Founded in 1992 by its CEO, Don Tucker, EGI is a medical device company that designs, develops and commercialises a range of non-invasive neurodiagnostic products used to monitor and interpret brain activity. A key component of these products is EGI’s proprietary dense array electroencephalography (dEEG) platform technology.
  2. The company’s technology, both forward looking and practical to install, uses head nets with up to 256 sensors, providing much higher resolution brain activity data compared to conventional methods. In 2016, EGI applied its dEEG technology to developing the most advanced non-invasive neuromodulation device on the market —one with great promise for a better understanding and possible treatment of brain disorders, especially disorders not well controlled by drugs or other therapies.
  3. EGI’s products are widely used in human neuroscience research laboratories around the world, in a broad range of disciplines, including epilepsy, autism, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and sleep disorders. This research is also being applied to solving problems in areas as diverse as user interface testing, driver fatigue monitoring, and brain-computer interface development.
  4. There are now over 900 sites in over 720 academic institutions, hospitals, and clinics using EGI’s Geodesic EEG Systems, in over 30 countries. There are over 2457 research papers published in leading scientific and medical journals using EGI technology.
  5. From its Eugene headquarters, EGI employs approximately 85 people, within its departments of science, engineering, manufacturing, sales, and administration.

Cascade is proud to feature EGI, the leader in neuroscience technology with a mission to create the most advanced equipment for neuroscience research laboratories and neurology clinics.

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