2012

Taking Flight Award

Suppressing Seizure Initiating Patterns With High-Resolution Active Electrode Arrays

Jonathan Viventi, PhD
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
 

Dr. Viventi's research applies innovations in flexible electronics to create new technology for interfacing with the brain at over 400 times higher spatial resolution than today’s clinical devices. With funding from CURE, his group will develop this technology to map abnormal brain activity over broad regions and to electrically stimulate these regions to abort seizures with exquisite precision. This technology opens an entirely new window into understanding brain function, and new methods for localizing and treating seizure generating brain regions in patients with epilepsy.

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