Minimally Invasive Wireless Neural Interfaces

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Minimally Invasive Wireless Neural Interfaces

Charles Pearson Theatre
Eastern Resource Centre, Building 171

Parkville Campus

Booking not required

Further Details

T: (03) 8344 7987

nbaxter@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne School of Engineering Visiting Fellowship Department of Biomedical Engineering

Rikki Muller PhD, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

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, I 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.

Refreshments served from 5.00pm

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