Interdisciplinary research team is developing unique, non-invasive technologies to sense and stimulate individual brain cells

05/17/2016

Steven Schiff, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering in the departments of Neurosurgery, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Physics, and BioE, and Srinivas Tadigadapa, Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, are teaming up to develop a technology capable of measuring the activity of individual cells of the brain and to stimulate those cells at room temperature with a MEMS device capable of being implanted above the inner table of the skull for long-term human use.

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