Dr George Stothart - Fastball

George Stothart is sat to a table. He is wearing a navy jacket and navy shirt. In his had is a black cap with wires attached. Next to him is a laptop with a photo of a pear on the left and a photo of a children's paint box on the right.
Photo Credit: Nic Delves-Broughton/University of Bath/PA

Fastball - A New Dementia Diagnosis Hope

On World Alzheimer's Day, 25th September 2021, news broke around the world that a new and innovative piece of equipment- Fastball- was showing promising signs of detecting Alzheimer's disease up to five years before noticeable symptoms.

It is a quick, cheap and noninvasive test that could be used in GP surgeries or other settings one day.

This research was only possible thanks to funding from BRACE.

Dr George Stothart, one of the key inventors of the Fastball technology, will discuss his work and key findings on Tuesday 1st November at, Together 4 Dementia hybrid conference.

Dr Stothart's talk with take place 10.50-11.10am. View the full conference agenda.

Join online, or in person, at The Bristol Hotel in Bristol. Tickets start at £10.

You will learn:

  • how Fastball measures brain function
  • how Fastball detects early memory changes in Alzheimer's disease
  • how earlier diagnosis offers the potential to delay or stop dementia

This event is suitable for members of the public and professionals working in the dementia field.

If you are attending in person, please be aware that the Fastball test will not be available for use on attendees.

Dr George Stothart's Bio

I completed my PhD and post-doctoral research at the University of Bristol, using electroencephalography (EEG) to examine sensory and attentional processing in dementia patients and healthy older adults. My undergraduate degree was in Psychology at Swansea University.

I lead the EEG laboratories and Neurostim research group at the University of Bath. My motivation as a researcher has always been to translate the findings of cognitive neuroscience into useful tools for clinicians and the wider world. My primary research focus is the development of a new EEG technique, known as Fastball, for assessing cognitive deficits in dementia.

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