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Brain-machine interfaces: From basic science to clinical trials
WhenThursday, Oct 6, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
WhereCenter for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
1414 NE 42nd St., Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98105
Event typesLectures/Seminars

This Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering/Kavli Foundation seminar features a talk by Krishna Shenoy, PhD. Dr. Shenoy is a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering and Neurobiology at Stanford University and is an Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.…

Summary: Millions of people worldwide suffer from neurological disease and injury leading to paralysis, which is often so severe that people are unable to feed themselves or communicate. Cortically-controlled brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) aim to restore some of this lost function by converting neural activity from the brain into control signals for prosthetic devices. Dr. Shenoy will describe some of his group’s recent investigations into basic motor neurophysiology focused on understanding neural population dynamics, pre-clinical BMIs focused on high-performance control algorithm design, and translational BMI development and pilot clinical trial results focused on helping establish clinical viability.

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