Baby asleep in Incubator in hospital unit

Development of a prototype for neonatal EEG brain monitoring

EEG device

Neonatal testing

Incereb is an Enterprise Ireland High Potential Startup (HPSU) that graduated through the New Frontiers Programme to incubate in the Synergy Centre in IT Tallaght in 2012. The company has developed a rapid deployment multi-sensor EEG device for use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on infants at risk of seizures following Oxygen Deprivation, infection or neurological abnormality.

Butterfly device

This device, named ‘neon’ (Neonatal EEG Optimised for NICU), reduces the time taken to set up the brain monitoring investigation from 1 hour to less than 2 minutes. This reduction in application time is less stressful for the infant, and is more accurate than current techniques. Neon EEG devices are designed to interface with all brands of EEG and CFM recording equipment.

EEG device on infant head


Innovation Vouchers


raised from investment partners


electrodes in the device

“MiCRA produced prototypes for Incereb, with full functionality, and were very close to the final design iteration. The MiCRA staff were fully engaged with this project, the documentation and final report on the project was top class, and slotted immediately into our technical and design history file. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending MiCRA to any interested party.”

Jim Roche
CEO, Incereb

The Incereb & MiCRA partnership

Incereb collaborated with the MiCRA Gateway through a series of Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers and 100% Incereb funded projects to co-develop the electrode which will be incorporated into the neon EEG sensor array.

The Incereb neon device has CE and FDA certifications, and is now being used by clinicians in Europe and the USA since the product launched in October 2015.

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