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Finalists announced for global neurotechnology prize

brain blueFinal­ists Announced for Israel Brain Tech­nolo­gies’ Mil­lion Dol­lar Global B.R.A.I.N. Prize (press release):

Israel Brain Tech­nolo­gies (IBT) has announced the ten final­ists for its $1 mil­lion Global B.R.A.I.N. (Break­through Research And Inno­va­tion in Neu­rotech­nol­ogy) Prize com­pe­ti­tion — an inter­na­tional R&D award for break­throughs in the field of brain tech­nol­ogy. Final­ists include lead­ing researchers from the world’s elite insti­tu­tions as well as com­pa­nies address­ing the world’s most crit­i­cal brain-related health issues. The final­ists were cho­sen from amongst entries from eleven dif­fer­ent countries.”

They include a very inter­est­ing cross-section of peo­ple and technologies–most of them non-invasive, sug­gest­ing a vari­ety of future appli­ca­tions beyond tra­di­tional neu­rotech­nol­ogy (pharma, very inva­sive devices): Hagai Bergman (deep brain stim­u­la­tion), Ed Boy­den (opto­ge­net­ics), BrainGate/ John Donoghue (brain com­puter inter­face), ElMindA & Soterix (brain mon­i­tor­ing & stim­u­la­tion), Itzhak Fried (“brain pace­maker”), Inscopix (brain imag­ing), Insightec (ultra­sound brain surgery), Nano-Retina (arti­fi­cial retina), Andrew Schwartz (brain com­puter interface).

More details avail­able Here.

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