The origin of the word biomagnetism is unclear, but seems to have appeared several hundred years ago, linked to the expression animal magnetism. The present scientific definition took form in the 1970’s, when an increasing number of researchers began to measure the magnetic fields produced by the human body. The first valid measurement was actually made in 1963, but the field began to expand only after a low-noise technique was developed in 1970. Today the community of biomagnetic researchers does not have a formal organization, but international conferences are held every two years, with about 600 attendees. Most conference activity centers around the MEG (magnetoencephalogram), the measurement of the magnetic field of the brain.
WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY FOR "BIOMAGNETISM MEASURING DEVICE, BIOMAGNETISM MEASURING SYSTEM AND BIOMAGNETISM MEASURING METHOD" (JAPANESE INVENTORS)
Mar 27, 2012; GENEVA, March 27 -- Publication No. WO/2012/032962 was published on March 15. Title of the invention: "biomagnetism...
US Patent Issued to University, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, National University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University on Nov. 12 for "Superconducting Magnetism Measuring Apparatus, Biomagnetism Measuring Apparatus, and Sensor Cylinder Cover and Sheet for Biomagnetism Measuring Apparatus" (Japanese Inventors)
Nov 12, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 12 -- United States Patent no. 8,583,208, issued on Nov. 12, was assigned to University Corporation,...