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MBC IGERT Graduate Training Seminar Series - Dejan Markovic

November 10, 2014 - 5:15pm
Sloan Hall, Math Building 380, Room 380-C
Closed-Loop Wireless Neural Telemetry Professor Dejan Marković UCLA

One of the grand challenges in neural engineering is the lack of reliable low-power miniaturized wireless telemetry. Wires affect behavior and fundamentally alter measurements. Wireless capability doesn’t broadly exist today for wide neuroscience community, at rates and channel counts needed, compromising scientific discovery and therapeutic outcomes. Biosignal transducer systems require not just sensing, but also actuation, and closed-loop control. This talk will address above challenges, starting with devices for translational animal studies, including LFP wireless monitoring of mTBI rats, initial work towards energy-autonomous body-powered systems, temporal and spatial compression of single-unit data. Findings from animal studies provide critical insight into the design of heavily size- and energy-constrained wireless neural telemetry systems, leading into the development of closed-loop neuromodulation devices, initially focused on human memory restoration.

Please RSVP for the Monday, November 10 Dinner to by Tuesday morning, November 4 

Everyone is welcome to attend (students, postdocs, faculty, staff). There will be plenty of time for Q&A and interaction.  Dinner will be provided at 6:30pm.  The seminar will be held in Sloan Hall, Math Bldg 380, Room 380-C, lower level courtyard side, followed by dinner in the courtyard outside of Jordan Hall, Bldg 420, Room 050.  

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