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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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