COES, CBERS continue 'Today's Leaders' lecture series

Mar 10, 2010 | General News

Dr. Nitish V. Thakor, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Neuroengineering Training Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Building Brain Machine Interface: from Monkeys to Men” at Louisiana Tech University on March 15 at 4:00 p.m. in the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) Auditorium.

The presentation is part of the “Today’s Leaders” series hosted by Tech’s College of Engineering and Science and the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS).

Admission to the event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Brain Computer Interface (BCI) and Brain Machine Interface (BMI) have captured the scientific imagination recently, presenting possibilities that range from communication aid for quadriplegics and ALS patients to modern gaming.

Thakor will review the state of the art of the technology and the algorithms in BMI and present the successes and limitations of invasive versus noninvasive approaches and the path of research from building BMI for monkey to man.

For more information about this event, please contact Arlene Hill at 318-257-4420 or



Written by Dave Guerin