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Realizing a Bi-directional Brain Computer Interface With Brain Implantable Arm Cortex SoC

  • Joseph Fernando | Principal Architect, Arm
  • Scott Ransom | Director, Industry Relations and Innovation, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Location:  Ballroom E
Pass Type: All-Access Pass - Get your pass now!
Track: Silicon Design
Format: 50-Minute Technical Session
Audience Level: All
Recording: TBD

With approximately 100 billion neurons and up to 1000 trillion synaptic connections, the human brain controls just about everything we do. Given its critical role within the human body, any injury has a potentially debilitating and possibly life-threatening impact.
A Bi-Directional Brain-Computer Interface (BBCI) based on the Arm Cortex processor can decipher complex neural signals and simultaneously stimulate neural tissue for closed-loop control. This research can revolutionize treatment options for patients with Parkinson's, involuntary tremors, spinal cord injuries, and stroke. Some of the significant challenges being addressed in this research are reliability, power management, thermal dissipation, biocompatibility, efficient machine learning, and system miniaturization.

Takeaway

Approaches leveraged to overcome design challenges in highly constrained, restrictive and harsh biological environments. Techniques to push ML and compute to extreme edge and power management in harsh environments.