A poster detailing work done in collaboration with Dr. Greg Worrell and Dr. Ben Brinkmann at the Mayo Clinic will be presented at the upcoming American Epilepsy Society meeting. The poster, titled “Epilepsy Personal Assistant Device – A Mobile Platform for Brain State, Dense Behavioral and Physiology Tracking, and Controlling Adaptive Stimulation” details work on a chronic monitoring system leveraging the Medtronic Summit System. See the full abstract here
PhD student Ben Ferleger and undergraduate researcher Sarah Cooper will be at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago this year presenting a poster on some of our recent work using the Activa PC+S. The research project being presented is an investigation into the ‘rebound effect’ whereby essential tremor patients with a deep brain stimulator can have worse-than-normal symptoms immediately following the removal of electrical stimulation. Due to the fact that in future closed-loop DBS systems may automatically turn on and off stimulation in response to sensed neural biomarkers, the fact that symptoms get worse temporarily with the removal of stimulation needs to inform future algorithm design to ensure effective control of symptoms.
The University of Washington’s Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) interviewed me to profile my work. Check it out here
A poster detailing a collaborative project lead by Dr. Phil Starr of UCSF will present the first in-human results of the Summit System at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN). Full poster details here
A paper written with Medtronic colleagues Duane Bourget, Ben Isaacson, and Melanie Goodman-Kaiser will be presented this week at NER 2019. The paper is titled “Research Development Kit Enabling Expanded Spinal Cord Stimulation Research” and included below is the paper’s abstract. Check out the poster if you are there!
Update 6/13/2019: PDF now available on IEEE
Hey all, I am the latest addition to the University of Washington’s Department of Neurosurgery. Here I’ll be posting the latest developments in my ongoing work to advance the state of the art in biomedical devices to aid in the treatment of those with neurological disorders, diseases, and injury. Stay tuned