Neural Engineering

Working Toward Diversity and Inclusion in Neural Engineering

Author(s): Junio Alves de Lima, Ashley Dalrymple, Maria Jantz, Chantel Charlebois, Cynthia Weber
Working Toward Diversity and Inclusion in Neural Engineering 500 330 IEEE Pulse
How do we begin to consider ways to broaden the reach of our field, both to engage younger students and also those from different ethnicities, classes, and socio-economic backgrounds? Where are the opportunities to make our research, our laboratory, our surrounding community more open, inclusive, and diverse? By what means can we increase outreach in our communities, providing avenues for diverse students to explore STEM topics and engage in research? read more

A Step Closer to Mind Control for Everyday Life

Author(s): Mary Bates
A Step Closer to Mind Control for Everyday Life 2032 1475 IEEE Pulse
Brain–computer interface (BCI) technology holds promise for providing functional support systems for people with neurological disorders and other disabilities. In experimental laboratory settings, BCIs have allowed patients to communicate with researchers and control external devices—all by simply imagining the actions of different body parts. read more

New Advances in Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain

Author(s): Summer Allen
New Advances in Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain 2210 1356 IEEE Pulse
Around 50 million people in the United States live with—and suffer from—chronic pain. While some pain patients receive relief from physical therapy, medication, or surgery, others aren’t helped by these treatments. “It’s a debilitating situation,” says Ryan Lakin, divisional vice president of R&D at Abbott. “Patients have trouble just living a normal life, doing a lot of things that we take for granted.” read more

Mapping the Future of Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Neurotechnology

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Mapping the Future of Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Neurotechnology 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are designed to establish communication between the brain and external devices (e.g., a computer or prosthetic), using recorded signals to control the devices. Closed-loop BMIs extend this…

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How a Tiny Electrical Current to the Brain Is Treating Medical Symptoms

How a Tiny Electrical Current to the Brain Is Treating Medical Symptoms

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
How a Tiny Electrical Current to the Brain Is Treating Medical Symptoms 620 375 IEEE Pulse

The medical benefits of mild electrical stimulation of the cranium may seem like marketing hype, but decades of clinical research studies have verified that it does alleviate symptoms in a…

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Identifying Neurotechnology Challenges

Identifying Neurotechnology Challenges at NeuroCAS

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Identifying Neurotechnology Challenges at NeuroCAS 620 375 IEEE Pulse

The second NeuroCAS event held 20–21 October 2018 in Cleveland, OH, USA, was attended by researchers and entrepreneurs across the fields of biosignals and neurotechnology. On the heels of the…

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Neuromodulation Poses Next Step in Treating Heart Disease

Neuromodulation Poses Next Step in Treating Heart Disease

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Neuromodulation Poses Next Step in Treating Heart Disease 618 374 IEEE Pulse

Jeffrey Ardell, Founding Director of the UCLA Neurocardiology Research Program of Excellence, is a fellow of the American Heart Association and has been one of the principal investigators in the…

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Brain-Related Matters - ANTBI

Brain-Related Matters

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Brain-Related Matters 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Above: ANTBI workshop attendees gather for the session in Washington D.C. Wherein lies the promise versus the hype, when discussing the latest in brain-related research and neurotechnology? Have we considered…

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Cross-Disciplinary Medical Advances with Neuroengineering

Cross-Disciplinary Medical Advances with Neuroengineering

Author(s): Sherif Elbasiouny
Cross-Disciplinary Medical Advances with Neuroengineering 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Neuroengineering brings tools and techniques from the engineering fields into neuroscience to create new approaches for investigating the central nervous system (CNS). This fusion of disciplines is advancing our knowledge…

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