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Robarts Research Seminars: Brain-Machine Interface

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Event via ZOOM

Brain machine interfaces are devices that directly connect the nervous system to external devices such as computers and robots. In the short-term, brain-machine interfaces offer great promise for restoring agency in paralyzed individuals as caused by conditions such as spinal cord injury and ALS.

In the long-term, it opens up a host of possibilities for augmenting the human experience. This session will cover the fundamental science and practical considerations for brain-machine interfaces.

The speakers will cover the basics of the technology and how information can be read out and written into various parts of the human and non-human primate brain. They will also discuss the ethical and regulatory environment in the US and Canada for using such tools in patients and how they see the technology developing over the next decade. 

Host: Andrew Pruszynski 

Speakers: Krishna Sheny, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institue, Professor, Stanford University and Dr. Adam Sachs, Director and Associate Professor, Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Ottawa.

Rebecca Nash

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