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January 2017

Behind the Scenes @ NGNI

Behind the Scenes @ NGNI event for Friends of Imperial College
Behind the Scenes @ NGNI event for Friends of Imperial College on 25th January 2017.

The Next Generation Neural Interfaces (NGNI) lab hosted a "Behind the Scenes" event for Friends of Imperial College on the evening of 25th January 2017. This event included a welcome and seminar on neural interfaces, lab tours and research demonstrations, and an interactive poster session with the entire group. For photos and further details see the "Behind the Scenes @ NGNI" Event page.

News & Events Accordion

2016

December 2016

Presidents Award for Excellence in Research Supervision

Dr Timothy Constandinou receives the President’s Award for Excellence in Research SupervisionThe award celebrates and acknowledges staff who are considered to have made an outstanding contribution towards a supportive environment.  

October 2016

IEEE Biomedical Circuits & Systems (BioCAS) Conference

Adrien Rapeaux, Timo Lauteslager, Zach Frehlick, Laszlo Grand, Lieuwe Leene, Yan Liu, and Timothy Constandinou (together with other members of the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technologyattend and present their work at the 2016 IEEE BioCAS Conference in Shanghai, China from 17-19 October 2016. Papers presented by the Next Generation Neural Interfaces Lab include:

1ST IEEE BRAINCAS WORKSHOP

1st IEEE BrainCAS Workshop
NGNI group at the 1st IEEE BrainCAS workshop together with close collaborators from Newcastle University and University of Southampton.

Several members (see above) of the Next Generation Neural Interfaces Lab participate in the 1st IEEE BrainCAS Workshop in Hangzhou, China from 20-21 October 2016.

July 2016

Demonstration of Real-time Spike Sorting Headstage at FENS 2016
Dr. Ian Williams demonstrating real-time, on-node spike sorting headstage at FENS 2016.

FENS Forum of Neuroscience

Ian Williams, Nicoletta Nicolaou and Timothy Constandinou (together with other members of the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technologyattend and present their work at the 2016 Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen, Denmark from 2-6 July 2016. Papers presented by the Next Generation Neural Interfaces Lab include:

May 2016

BRAIN Forum

Timo Lauteslager, Dorian Haci and Federico Mazza attend the 2016 Brain Forum from 26-27 May 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS

Lieuwe Leene, Deren Barsakcioglu and Timothy Constandinou (together with other members of the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technologyattend and present their work at the 2016 IEEE ISCAS Conference in Montreal, Canada from 22-26 May 2016. Papers presented by the Next Generation Neural Interfaces Lab include:

February 2016

Radar body sensing

On February 29, NGNI members Nicoletta Nicolaou and Timo Lauteslager attended a seminar on Radar body sensing at The University of Oslo. This hands-on technical event was aimed at coordinating efforts on brain-imaging using radar technology between main partners Imperial College London, University of Oslo and the company Novelda. Besides the exchange of ideas and presentation of experimental results, Novelda presented an updated version of the ultra-wideband impulse radar module. With increased power and reduced noise, we are now more confident that functional neuroimaging lies within reach.

SPIE Photonics West 2016

Francesca Troiani attended and presented her work at the 2016 SPIE BIOS Conference in San Francisco, USA from 13-18 February 2016:

January 2016

ANAEWARE CLINICAL TRIALS SITE ADDITION

The AnaeWARE clinical trials have been extended to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and the study will be open for recruitment in February. Together with our collaborator, Dr. Marcela Vizcaychipi, we plan to continue our investigations on the effect of anaesthetics, with emphasis on the cardiovascular system. The two study sites offer complementary anaesthetic protocols and patient samples.

2015

December 2015

IEEE BRAIN INITIATIVE

Timothy Constandinou attended and represented the IEEE Circuits & Systems (CAS) Society at the 1st IEEE BRAIN Initiative Workshop at Columbia University, New York on 14th December 2015. He presented the technical activities and some research highlights of IEEE CAS Society members relevant to IEEE BRAIN. For more details see the following IEEE article.

The IEEE BRAIN Initiative was formed last year with a mission to create workshops, develop standards, and interact with industry, governments, and academia to leverage the expertise of IEEE in order to advance world-wide efforts in brain research and neurotechnology development.

November 2015

SCIENCE MUSEUM CREATIVE QUARTER

Our team at the Science Museum creative quarter
Our team at the Science Museum Creative Quarter event on 13th November 2015.

Lorena FreitasDorian Haci,  Timo LauteslagerAdrien Rapeaux and Nicoletta Nicolaou talk about their work in Brain Machine Interfaces at the Creative Quarter event on 13 November 2016 at the Science Museum. 

This event was aimed at giving 13-19 year olds access to some of the latest developments in the creative industries, and to provide an overview of different education and career pathways young people can follow.

October 2015

IEEE BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS (BIOCAS) CONFERENCE

Timo LauteslagerSong LuanIan WilliamsYan Liu, Nicoletta Nicolaou and Timothy Constandinou (together with other members of the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology) attend and present their work at the 2015 IEEE BioCAS Conference in Atlanta, US from 22-24 October 2016. Paper(s) presented by the Next Generation Neural Interfaces Lab include:

BioCAS Presentations
IEEE BioCAS 2015 (Atlanta, USA). Shown are: Song Luan, Timothy Constandinou and Ian Williams at the "Live Demonstrations" session (left); Yan Liu and Hubin Zhao (collaborator at Newcastle) at the "Neural Interfacing and Neuroprosthetic Devices" session (centre); Timo Lauteslager and Nicoletta Nicolaou at the "Emerging Non-Invasive Brain Monitoring" special session (right).

August 2015

EPSRC FELLOWSHIP "ENGINI" BEGINS

After over a year of planning, Timothy Constandinou's 5-year/£1m, EPSRC Early Career Fellowship entitled "Empowering Next Generation Implantable Neural Interfaces" formally began on 1 August 2016. Katarzyna Szostak also joins the team bringing key expertise in microengineering. Over the next year we will be recruiting to complete the team. For further details see: Imperial News item, Fellowship siteEPSRC page.

37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBS)

Adrien Rapeaux and Stephen Woods attend and present their work at the 2015 IEEE EMBS Conference in Milan, Italy from 25-29 August 2015. Paper(s) presented by the Next Generation Neural Interfaces Lab include:

June 2015

ANAEWARE CLINICAL TRIALS BEGIN

The AnaeWARE study opens for recruitment at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Hammersmith Hospital). Eligible adult patients scheduled for elective surgery are invited to participate. The study focuses on identifying how anaesthetics affect the body by investigating changes in the relationships between different signals that are routinely monitored during surgery, with the addition of electrical brain activity (EEG) collected via a commercially available system. Patient participation involves giving us permission to record and store these signals in an anonymous database, and to analyse these signals offline. We are hoping that the data collected during this clinical trial will allow us to further characterise the action of anaesthetics on the body as a whole and identify “signatures” of loss /recovery of awareness that could potentially allow us to even predict the onset of awareness in a patient.

For more details see the AnaeWARE project page.

May 2015

IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS

Lieuwe LeeneDorian HaciAdrien Rapeaux and Timothy Constandinou attend and present their work at the 2015 IEEE ISCAS Conference in Lisbon, Portugal from 24-27 May 2015. Paper(s) presented by the Next Generation Neural Interfaces Lab include:

SENSEBACK BEGINS

SenseBack Project
SenseBack Project. Shown are: The initial Imperial Team (left); the concept - Integrating this level of naturalistic feedback into prosthetic devices will enable much higher levels of function to be achieved than is currently possible (centre); the initial multi-institutional team (right).

SenseBack formally began on 1 May 2015. SenseBack is a multi-site, cross-disciplinary project to develop enabling technologies to restore sensory feedback in assistive devices, such as prosthetic hands. This three year, £1.44M IDEAS Factory project, is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). SenseBack is led by Newcastle University and involves experts from the universities of Leeds, Essex, Keele, Southampton and our team at Imperial College London.

April 2015

New Next Generation Neural Interfaces website went live on 24 April 2015: www.imperial.ac.uk/neural-interfaces

March 2015

SCIENCE MUSEUM FESTIVAL "YOU HAVE BEEN UPGRADED"

Science Museum You Have Been Upgraded
Science Museum "You have been upgraded" Festival. Shown are: the implantable neuroprosthetics section (left); our team at the event - Ian Williams, Timothy Constandinou, Deren Barsakcioglu (right).

Ian WilliamsDeren Barsakcioglu and Timothy Constandinou participated in the 4-day Science Museum Festival from 25-29 March 2015 entitled "You have been upgraded" on the theme of human enhancement, showcasing our latest brain machine interfaces and implantable devices. For further details see Science Museum page.

BRAIN FORUM

Francesca TroianiLieuwe Leene and Timothy Constandinou attended the Brain Forum from 30-31 March 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland.