SCI Matters: May 30, BrainGate2: Turning Thought into Action
SCI MATTERS PRESENTS...
Turning Thought into Action
A long-term goal of the BrainGate research team is to create a system that, quiteliterally, turns thought into action – and is useful to people with neurologic disease or SCI, or limb loss. Currently, the system consists of a “sensor” (a device implanted in the brain that records signals directly related to imagined limb movement); a “decoder” (a set of computers and embedded software that turns the brain signals into a useful command for an external device); and, the external device – which could be a standard computer desktop or other communication device, a powered wheelchair, a prosthetic or robotic limb, or, in the future, a functional electrical stimulation device that can move paralyzed limbs directly.
Jaimie Henderson, M.D. (Principal Investigator and Surgical Investigator – Stanford University) –- Dr. Henderson is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the Stanford program in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, and Co-Director of the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL). He received his M.D. from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and completed his residency in Neurosurgery and fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University.
Valley Specialty Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128
Room BQ 160 (Basement South wing)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Presentation starts at 6 p.m.)
Light refreshments provided
RSVP and CONTACT FOR MORE INFO
Call (408) 885-2397 (Robert Medel) email: Robert.Medel@hhs.sccgov.org
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SCI Matters is coordinated by the Rehabilitation Research Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.