NIC: Frontiers in Neuroscience Enabled by Invasive Devices

1:30–3 pm Friday, January 12

The field of human Brain Machine Interface (BMI) research and development has focused on neuroprosthetics applications aimed at restoring damaged hearing, sight, and movement. Recent approaches incorporate sensory feedback to close the BMI loop. Emerging frontiers in innovation and research in human BMI will be discussed and debated.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss and debate the limitations of achievable actions (e.g., fast maneuvers in motor control) and restoration in human BMI.
  • Explain how new technologies (electrodes and prosthetics) in BMI may warrant revisiting efficacy.
  • Describe status and challenges of closed-loop BMI via electrical stimulation of nerves or brain.