SUMMER SCHOOL – 27-29 September in Trondheim, Norway
Next Generation Wireless Brain Machine Interface Contact
Wireless technology for brain machine implants has emerged as a cutting-edge field of research, with potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology and augment our cognitive capabilities. The integration of wireless technology with brain-machine interfaces enables bidirectional communication between the brain and external devices, providing a powerful tool for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The importance of this technology lies in its potential to improve the quality of life for individuals with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and paralysis. Wireless brain-machine interfaces can provide targeted stimulation to specific brain regions, restoring lost function and improving cognitive performance. Additionally, wireless implants can provide continuous monitoring of brain activity, allowing for early detection and intervention in cases of neurological disorders.
SUMMER SCHOOL: WHAT TO EXPECT?
This summer school aims to provide an overview of the latest trends in wireless technology for brain-machine interfaces, covering topics such as wireless power transmission, signal processing, and communication protocols, robotics, E-skin, and brain computer interface. Participants will gain hands-on experience in designing and implementing wireless brain-machine interfaces, and will have the opportunity to interact with leading experts in the field.
What is B-CRATOS?
B-CRATOS is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program that aims to create a revolutionary untethered brain-machine interface by merging wireless communication, neuroscience, bionics, artificial intelligence, and sensing technologies. The project brings together 25 specialists in neuroscience, electronics, biomedical engineering, and AI from one SME, three research institutes, and three universities. The goal is to create a proof-of-concept battery-free high-speed wireless in-body communication platform for Brain-Machine-Body connectivity.
B-CRATOS will codesign technological components such as wireless two-way microwave fat intra-body and RF backscatter communication, battery-free powering technology, bio-inspired sensing, and dexterous biomechatronic extremity.
The project will overcome technological barriers of wireless brain-machine-body communication, and represents the beginning of a paradigm shift in how signals can be sent to restore function and empower individuals. The technology developed by B-CRATOS will have profound effects in several fields such as neuroprosthetics, electroceuticals, brain-computer interfaces, and virtual reality transmission. The wireless brain-machine interfaces developed in this project will enable real-time monitoring and control of a robotic arm and somatosensory stimulation for real time sensation.
The B-CRATOS summer school is organized by the expert teams from
- UPPSALA UNIVERSITY,
- SINANO INSTITUTE,
- SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA,
- BLACKROCK MICROSYSTEMS EUROPE GMBH,
- LINKS FOUNDATION,
- DEUTSCHES PRIMATENZENTRUM GMBH,
- NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU) .
It will offer a unique opportunity to learn from experts in various fields and explore the latest advancements in BMI technology.