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Neural Engineering Student Projects

Neural Engineering Student Projects

 

These projects were created as part of the graduate level neural engineering course which focuses on current topics in neural engineering. Examples include brain-machine interfaces, neurophysiological methods, instrumentation for interfacing electronics to the nervous system (in vivo and in vitro), optogenetics, ultrasound interfaces (for stimulation and recording in the nervous system), neural modeling, and prosthesis design.

Recent Submissions

  • Ibrahim, Lamis (2021)
    epileptic seizure is a neurological disorder caused by abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain. Epileptic seizures may happen while the patient is awake or asleep, and may cause loss of consciousness, falling, or ...
  • Givens, Jordan (2021)
    According to a systemic review of population-based data sets relevant to global vision impairment and or blindness between 1980 in 2015, there is an estimated 36 million people who suffer from blindness [4]. An additional ...
  • Dunn, Bryce (2021)
    Brain-computer interface (BCI) paradigms have existed for decades to improve communication and technological control. Electroencephalography (EEG) represents one of the most common non-invasive approaches toward recording ...
  • O'Connell, Rachel (2021)
    This literature review discusses how researchers can control cardiac cells with neural networks. The cardiac system is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and coordinates with the respiratory system. Numerous ...
  • Fredriksz, Madeline (2021)
    Over a billion individuals worldwide suffer from neuropsychiatric disorders, many of which are resistant to traditional medications and therapy. Both invasive and non-invasive electrical stimulation have emerged as promising ...
  • Saghir, Urba (2021)
    Anosmia is an olfactory disease that is associated with the inability to smell. This disease affects 3-20% of the population, consisting of younger as well as aged adults. Anosmia is found mostly in aged adults, that are ...
  • Stewart, Carson (2021)
    While Neural Engineering has had breakthrough technologies including cochlear implants for hearing restoration and deep brain stimulation for a range of diseases including Parkinson’s, engineering approaches to several ...
  • Alex, Albin (2021)
    Pheochromocytoma cells, or PC12s, are a cell line used for neuroscience research. Even though these cells are derived from a rat adrenal medulla tumor, these cells mimic and behave similar to neurons. To further model these ...
  • Zhang, Jeremy (2021)
    A child’s education during adolescence is essential for mental and confidence development. As one is exposed to a constantly changing learning environment, unaccounted factors are extremely detrimental. One such factor is ...
  • Beaini, Fayez (2021)
    Neurodegenerative diseases affect the nervous system of the body, ultimately disturbing movement and or mental function where Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form [1]. Brain-computer interface (BCI) is a ...
  • Hachem, Stephanie (Teknos, 2020)
    Proprioception, the internal sense of where your body parts are relative to each other, is essential for many, particularly bimanual, daily activities. Unfortunately, because modern prosthetics lacks this sense it is often ...
  • Samra, Amrtpal (2020)
    Bi-directional exchange of information between the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and a computer interface can be achieved through the use of a peripheral nerve interface (PNI). Sophisticated PNI’s can be used to augment ...
  • Holland, William (2020)
    Retinal implants have become a more feasible eye-corrective tool in recent years. Examples of modern retinal implants include: the Argus II electronic epiretinal device, and the IMS electronic subretinal device (Jalil, ...
  • Asif, Zara (2020-05)
    Mental fatigue is defined as a “state of reduced mental alertness that impairs performance” It affects nearly everyone in society at some point and has become one of the leading causes of workplace accidents [2]. Common ...
  • Shams, Mohammad (2020-05)
    Machine learning techniques have been utilized to predict the outcome of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment in depression, e.g., through classifying the responders (R) and non-responders (NR) to ...
  • Vargas, Merlyn (2020-05)
    DNA nanotechnology has great potential as a platform to enhance neural engineering approaches. DNA based nanoparticles are biocompatible and easy to functionalize [1]. Peptides or proteins can be conjugated to DNA nanoparticles ...
  • Leonard, Julia (2020)
    1.7 million people in the US suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, typically resulting from car accidents, contact sports, military operations, and falls [1]. Currently, healthcare personnel rely on the Glasgow ...
  • Ryan, Andrew (2020)
    For people who are mute, or are completely paralyzed, one of the primary problems they have to deal with is being able to communicate. One potential solution to compensate for decreased communication functions is by using ...
  • Sutton, Nate (2020)
    The focus of this review is neuroscience research using robots programmed to navigate spatial environments using methods based on animal cognition. The use of cognition-based methods in robot navigation has multiple ...
  • Bush, Joshua (2020)
    The brain remains the key to our experiential reality. From sensory perception to an internal expanse the brain remains the hardware and processing unit. The age in which we can precisely alter the hardware with which we ...

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