Special Session 16

New frontiers in biomedical instrumentation and measurements: a focus on neuroimaging and neuromodulation



In the last decades, great efforts have been devoted towards the understanding of the most complex system ever existed: the human brain. From organ to molecular level mechanisms, from neuroimaging to big data analytics, studying the brain involves a wide variety of medical, scientific and engineering disciplines. Amid many innovations being proposed recently, neuroimaging and neuromodulation have attracted enormous interests from academia and industry alike. Neuroimaging modalities have enabled breakthroughs in brain-computer interface, brain disorders and brain development, amongst others. Neuromodulation holds an enormous potential for rehabilitation and therapy.

In order to support groundbreaking discoveries, novel instrumentation and methods for measuring brain activity and for stimulating the central and peripheral nervous system must continue to advance, improve accuracy and become available at a large scale through wearable and implantable implementations.

This special session aims at highlighting recent advancements in the neuroimaging and neuromodulation, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Electrical, optical, magnetic and acoustic measurements of brain signals and activity
  • Multimodal neuroimaging
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • Transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation and magnetic stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation and measurements
  • Cochlear and retinal implants


Organizers and Contact Information

Luca Pollonini, University of Houston, lpollonini@uh.edu and Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston, jlcontreras-vidal@uh.edu