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Navigating the Brain Research Landscape

Let us share this slid­edeck sup­port­ing an impor­tant ses­sion at the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full record­ings are avail­able for pur­chase here.

8.45–10.15am. Nav­i­gat­ing the Brain Research Land­scape

  • Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Dr. Nir Gross­man, Lec­tur­er in the Divi­sion of Brain Sci­ences at Impe­r­i­al Col­lege Lon­don
  • Dr. Reza Zomor­ro­di, Project Sci­en­tist at Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Cen­tre for Addic­tion and Men­tal Health (CAMH)
  • Chaired byRebec­ca Can­ter, Asso­ciate at the Demen­tia Dis­cov­ery Fund (DDF)

Trend: The more prostheses the higher the need for intuitive interfaces and design

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CDT-Neu­ro stu­dent leads team to win £10K Robot­ics & Inno­va­tion prize (Impe­r­i­al Col­lege Lon­don):

Irene Mendez Guer­ra (CDT Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy), Ben Lakey (Mitt and Impe­r­i­al alum­ni), Ivan Vujak­li­ja (Prof. Aal­to Uni­ver­si­ty and for­mer Impe­r­i­al asso­ciate) and Dario Fari­na (Chair Neu­rore­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Engi­neer­ing, Impe­r­i­al) have cre­at­ed Nav­i­ga, which is devel­op­ing intu­itive, user friend­ly con­trols for pros­the­ses … Naviga’s con­trol sys­tem elim­i­nates the long train­ing ses­sions and improves the cur­rent con­trol approach­es to increase the accep­tance, usage, and func­tion­al­i­ty of cur­rent pros­the­ses.”

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