What's in the Signal? The Value Underlying Closed Loop Stimulation

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Speakers will discuss the science and underpinning of sensing systems as they are used to guide therapy from neuromodulation devices. The use of electrical signals obtained as biomarkers for effective therapy will be discussed. The robustness and reliability of signals obtained from implanted electrodes used as indicators of disease status (such as tremor, seizures, or autonomic changes), or as pathway biomarkers (such as the case for spinal cord stimulation for pain) are new to the field. Much has been published on the potential use of these signals in the feedback control or guidance of neuromodulation implants.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe needed improvements for effective closed loop stimulation.
  • Discuss the science behind effective biomarkers of disease state.
  • Assess reliability of closed loop neuromodulatory signals.

RNS: Epilepsy

Ahmed Raslan, MD

ECog v. LFPs for Closing the Deep Brain Stimulation Loop

Svjetlana Miocinovic, MD PhD

Closing the Loop for Pain: Use of EEG

Ilknur Telkes, PhD MSc

Brain Computer Interface: Where Are We Now?

Wael Asaad, MD PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.