Sharp Lesion Identification in Multiple Sclerose
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory neurodegenerative disease that especially affects young people and for which there is no cure yet, although there are some medicines which can slow it down. The myelin sheaths (roughly analogous to the insulation of electrical wires) of the nerves degrade, so the whole nervous system no longer functions properly.
In the SLIMS project, the precise head and eye movements of patients will be measured. This will be done whilst they are wearing virtual reality (VR) goggles, which will enable the researchers to provide stimuli to the eyes and so better understand which regions of the brain are being affected by the disease.
The role of Noldus
Noldus will develop the technology (in close cooperation with the Donders Institute of Radboud University, Nijmegen) for tracking the eye movements in the VR goggles.
The project is led by ID Coils and is carried out in close cooperation with the Donders Institute of Radboud University, Nijmegen.
SLIMS is funded by the MIT program of the Dutch national government, via Stimulus, the funding agency of the province of Brabant.