[ExI] Max Hodak on Brain-machine interfacing: current work and future directions, Teleplace, October 17, 10am PST
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Max Hodak on Brain-machine interfacing: current work and future
directions, Teleplace, October 17, 10am PST
Max Hodak will give an ASIM Expert Series talk in Teleplace on
“Brain-machine interfacing: current work and future directions” on
Sunday October 17, 2010, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm CET). Those
who already have Teleplace accounts for teleXLR8 can just ahow up at
the talk. There are a limited number of seats available for others,
please contact Giulio Prisco if you wish to attend.
Abstract: Fluid, two-way brain-machine interfacing represents one of
the greatest challenges of modern bioengineering. It offers the
potential to restore movement and speech to the locked-in, and
ultimately allow us as humans to expand far beyond the biological
limits we’re encased in now. But, there’s a long road ahead. Today,
noninvasive BMIs are largely useless as practical devices and invasive
BMIs are critically limited, though progress is being made everyday.
Microwire array recording is used all over the world to decode motor
intent out of cortex to drive robotic actuators and software controls.
Electrical intracortical microstimulation is used to “write”
information to the brain, and optogenetic methods promise to make that
easier and safer. Monkey models can perform tasks from controlling a
walking robot to feeding themselves with a 7-DOF robotic arm. Before
we’ll be able to make the jump to humans, biocompatibility of
electrodes and limited channel counts are significant hurdles that
will need to be crossed. These technologies are still in their
infancy, but they’re a huge opportunity in science for those motivated
to help bring them through to maturity.
Max Hodak is a scientist-in-training working on brain-machine
interfacing at Duke. He founded Quantios to use computing, machine
learning to improve life. American, French dual citizen.
Teleplace is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online
meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D
environment (v-learning). Those who already have Teleplace accounts
for teleXLR8 can just ahow up at the talk. There are a limited number
of seats available for others, please contact Giulio Prisco if you
wish to attend.
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