April 7, 2017. 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 333 Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, Boston
“Translational Neural Engineering: Accelerated medical device design for treatment of neuro-psychiatric disorders and brain injury”
The design and clinical deployment of new medical devices on an accelerated time scale (as little at 6 months) requires an interdisciplinary team and skill set spanning basic science, biomedical engineering, regulatory, and clinical trials. This talk uses a series of case-studies to diagram a process for rapid translational medical device design, with a focus on non-invasive electrical stimulation technology. This generalizable medical design process is translational because basic science stages are already informed by regulatory and clinical challenges, while clinical trials are designed around engineering features and limitations.