You are invited to participate in the next lecture of FDA’s 2017 CERSI Lecture Series on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST. Johns Hopkins CERSI is the host and their guest speaker is Nitish Thakor, PhD., who will present on: " Neuroprosthetics and Brain Machine Interface: Innovation to Implementation.” Additional information is provided below and also at: http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/RegulatoryScience/ucm539305.htm. Please advertise this lecture to others at your University. Thank you!
About the Presentation
Dr.Thakor will discuss innovation and development of safe and effective devices in the context of the burgeoning field of neuroprosthetics and brain machine interfaces. These interfaces employ electrodes in the nervous system to allow paralyzed patients and amputees “thought control” of their robotics and prosthetics. Technological innovations in these interfaces involving gene transfer and optical activation are on the immediate horizon.
Dr. Thakor’s talk will emphasize broad regulatory science questions: (1) Are innovation and implementation at odds with each other? (2) Specifically, can rapid innovation of implantable brain machine interfaces be balanced with the deliberate pace of implementation? Or, conversely, can unchecked innovation result in technology that is also safe and effective for better health and performance?
Remote Access Information
Remote Access link for the lecture is at: https://collaboration.fda.gov/cersiconferences.
FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Amal Manseur at Amal.Manseur@fda.hhs.gov.