Special Session: IEEE Brain Initiative

TITLE: State-of-the-Art and Future Outlook for Brain Machine Interfaces: The IEEE Brain Initiative

ABSTRACT: Brain machine interfaces (BMIs) are rapidly progressing from pure research platforms to translational products that have the potential to assist individuals with disease/disability and/or serve as cognitive orthotics for the neurologically healthy. The IEEE Brain Initiative has been created to address, among other things, the facilitation of research and translation of BMIs as only IEEE can, leveraging the breadth and depth of its approximately 50 societies and councils. In this session we will discuss the current state-of-the-art and the future outlook for BMIs, from the perspective of academics, commercial and government researchers and end-users. We will focus on challenges for translation and how the broader IEEE community can be involved and participate in this exciting initiative.

Organizer: Paul Sajda, Columbia University


Jose Carmena, UC Berkeley

Tim Denison, Medtronic

David Hairston, Army Research Laboratory