Deep Brain Stimulation research from BRL is on the news!

Prof. Howard Chizeck and students of the BioRobotics Lab have developed a method to deliver targeted treatment to people suffering from Essential Tremors using brain signals. They combined electrodes on top of the brain to sense movement in the parts of the body that experience essential tremor, along with a deep brain electrode, to deliver stimulation only when it’s needed.

Here are a few articles from the news:

Top story on NSF’s Science 360 website (June 29): https://news.science360.gov/files/;jsessionid=442F66BBC864503F62F1748A5018342B Direct link:https://news.science360.gov/obj/story/a3d89254-f882-471e-83e4-f66d3dfe8854/brain-signals-deliver-first-targeted-treatment-worlds-common-movement-disorder

National Science Foundation website: https://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242397&org=NSF&from=news

Neuroscience News: http://neurosciencenews.com/essential-tremor-dbs-6992/

UW Today: http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/06/27/brain-signals-deliver-first-targeted-treatment-for-worlds-most-common-movement-disorder/

My Science: https://www.myscience.org/wire/brain_signals_deliver_first_targeted_treatment_for_world_s_most_common_movement_disorder-2017-washington

Health and Medicine News: http://hmnews.org/research-news/cluster947398100/

E Science News: http://esciencenews.com/sources/newswise.scinews/2017/06/27/brain.signals.deliver.first.targeted.treatment.worlds.most.common.movement.disorder

Jersey Tribune: http://jerseytribune.com/2017/06/27/brain-signals-deliver-first-targeted-treatment-for-worlds-most-common-movement-disorder/

BioPortfolio: http://www.bioportfolio.com/news/article/3206632/Brain-signals-deliver-first-targeted-treatment-for-worlds-most-common-movement-disorder.html

Science and Technology Research News: http://www.scienceandtechnologyresearchnews.com/brain-signals-deliver-first-targeted-treatment-worlds-common-movement-disorder/

Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170627142832.htm

 

BioRobotics Lab at Awesome Con!

Over the weekend, Ph.D. students Katherine Pratt and Timothy Brown attended Awesome Con, Washington DC’s Comic Con. They were panelists for a session titled “THE HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY FRONTIER: TO ENHANCEMENT AND BEYOND?” at Future Con, a science and technology celebration inside Awesome Con to discuss the intersection of science, engineering and science fiction. They were joined by Dr. Dan Cosley and moderator Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu for a discussion about the cutting-edge research in engineering, computer science, materials, biology, and the social and ethical implications of our increasingly technologically advanced lives. A huge shoutout to the National Science Foundation for making this event possible!

Check out some of the pictures from Future Con, courtesy of Kevin Pratt.

Panelists (L to R): Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu, Tim Brown, Katherine Pratt, Dr. Dan Cosley
Star Talk Live (L to R): Scott Adsit, Katherine Pratt (Woohoo!)  and Colonel Chris Hadfield

    

Katherine and Tim sharing their wealth of knowledge with Future Con attendees!

Congratulations to our graduates!

The BioRobotics Lab had a total of 10 students graduating with their degrees during the Spring of 2017. Nava Aghdasi, Danying Hu, Kevin Huang and Mohammad Haghighipanah graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Brady Houston with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Muneaki Miyasaka with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and Jacob Baldassini, Niveditha Kalavakonda, Kyle Lindgren and Yana Sosnovskaya with an M.S in Electrical Engineering. Congratulations to all our graduates on successfully defending their thesis and graduating with their respective degrees!

                                        Some of our graduates with Prof. Blake Hannaford (Picture Courtesy: Pegah Hassanzadeh)

 

Ethics in Neural Engineering

CSNE just published an article about work in Neural Engineering done at the BioRobotics Lab. It introduces the importance of having conversations about Neuroethics and the role of our Philosophy Ph.D. student and CSNE member Tim Brown at the lab. Check out the article here.

An article co-authored by Ph.D. student Katherine Pratt on work done in neuroethics and neural security was published on The Conversation. You can read the article at this link.