Bjarki Freyr Sveinbjarnarson
I have been in my studies at Reykjavík University for the last seven years. The first project was my BSc in Computer Science from Reykjavik University. In 2018 I started developing novel methods intended for evoking gamma waves in the brain by using non-invasive sound and visual stimulation as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s. A prototype software and hardware was built, followed by NSN sponsored project to evaluate the effect of the methods using EEG at Reykjavik University’s neuro lab. The project successfully demonstrated the projected gamma effect appearing in the subjects’ brains. A software project followed it up in summer 2020 that NSN also sponsored. In the latter project, the methods developed were implemented as a web service, demonstrating how it could be deployed to large populations as digital therapeutics only require access to a mobile device. This project was completed and was nominated and recognized for the President’s Student Innovation Award in January 2021. In addition, I have been working as a teacher’s assistant since the beginning of 2021.