researcher

Adjunct Professor Brian Lithgow 

BSc, BE, M.Eng.Sc (Melbourne)

Inventor and Chief Scientific Officer

Brian was until recently the Director of Teaching for the Monash University Centre for Biomedical Engineering and the Leader of the Monash University Diagnostic and Neuro‐signal Processing Research Group. 

He is now Adj. Professor at the University of Manitoba. In the past he has worked for Defence and in Industry in positions including Chief Electronic Design Engineer and Deputy Director of Clinical Engineering. 

His research interests focus on Vestibular (Meniere’s Disease) and Neurological (Depression and Parkinson’s Disease) Diagnostics and include modelling of the auditory and vestibular systems, Tinnitus suppression, cochlear implant signal processing, and the application of time‐frequency and statistical signal processing techniques to speech. 

His publications include over 72 refereed publications (8 peer reviewed journal articles), 3 patents, 6 books, 2 chapters and 3 reports. 


Professor Zahra Moussavi

Professor of Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manitoba 

Zahra has led the establishment of an EVestG facility in her University Department at the University of Manitoba and its Riverview Hospital. She has initiated a longitudinal study to determine if EVestG is able to discover and validate electrophysiological biomarkers for some Dementias [e.g. Alzheimer’s]. 


WHAT WE'RE DIAGNOSING

NOW:

  • MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER (DEPRESSION)

  • BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER (BIPOLAR)

  • DEPRESSION FROM BIPOLAR

  • LDOPA EFFICACY IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

  • POST-CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME (INCLUDING SEVERITY &
    R-TMS TREATMENT EFFICACY)

  • ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

 

IN DEVELOPMENT:

  • PREDICTIVE MEDICATION SELECTION FOR DEPRESSION

  • DEMENTIA—SEPARATION OF DEMENTIA TYPE & PREDICTING R-TMS TREATMENT EFFICACY

  • MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY / CONCUSSION

  • ANXIETY MEASURES

  • VISUAL IMPACT ON THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM (CONVERGENCE INSUFFICIENCY)

  • VERTIGINOUS DISORDERS (MENIERE'S DISEASE)

  • SCHIZOPHRENIA