Minimally Invasive Wireless Neural Interfaces

Free Public Lecture

Minimally Invasive Wireless Neural Interfaces

Charles Pearson Theatre

Parkville

Booking not required

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nbaxter@unimelb.edu.au

Smart and connected medical implants are the next frontier in the Internet of Things (IoT) and are set to revolutionize healthcare. For example, Brain Machine Interface (BMI) systems have enabled control of artificial limbs through electronic signals recorded from the brain, providing hope for patients with spinal cord injuries. However, today’s large and wired neural interfaces require substantial improvements in size, safety and longevity to transition from research labs to clinical practice. In this talk, Associate professor Rikky Muller will discuss how integrated circuit and microsystem-based implants greatly reduce size, infection risk and surgical complications, while enabling a lifetime of safe chronic use.

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