Agenda

NIH Workshop on Standards and Modularity of Brain-Computer Interfaces and Neuroprostheses

06/30/2016

  TENTATIVE Agenda

  This one-day workshop will focus on the issues of standardization, modularity and interoperability of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) device technologies.

  The purpose of this workshop is twofold:

1.          Identify challenges with BCI development and translation that might be more easily overcome with the development of standards.

2.     To assemble subject matter experts, regulatory agencies, funding agencies, and standards bodies to begin the standards development process.

 

Time

Session

Topic

Presenter (Tentative)

8:00 – 8:30

Opening remarks

Opening Remarks & Goals for this meeting

Felipe Aguel,
NINDS

Recap of last meeting

Cristin Welle,
University of Colorado

Lessons learned from past efforts

Michael Wolfson,
NIBIB

8:30 – 9:45

Current paradigm

 

moderator:
Leigh Hochberg
Massachusetts General Hospital

Patients’ needs

Naomi Kleitman,
Neilsen Foundation

FDA’s perspective

Vivek Pinto
FDA/CDRH/ODE/DNPMD

Experience with end-to-end solution

Hunter Peckham,
Case Western Reserve University

Business partnerships and agreements for an end-to-end solution

Tim Denison,
Medtronic

Questions / Discussion

 

9:45 – 10:00

Break

 

 

10:00 – 12:00

Challenges that might benefit from standards development

 

moderator:

Eugene Civillico
NIH

Sensors

Daniel Merrill,
Ripple

Sensors

Christoph Guger,
G-tec

Sensors

Florian Solzbacher,
Blackrock

Sensors & Interface Software

Rajesh Rao/ Chet Moritz
Center for Sensorimotor  Neural Engineering

Interface Software

Gerwin Schalk,
Wadsworth Center; NYS
Dept. of Health

Effectors

Tom Doyon,
Deka Research

Effectors

John Bigelow,
JHU Applied Physics Lab

Questions / Discussion

 

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch

 

 

12:45 – 2:10

Standards Process

 moderator:

Cristin Welle
University of Colorado

Process to propose, develop and sanction new standards at IEEE

Cherry Tom,
IEEE

IEEE WG and Sponsor’s roles in the standards development lifecycle

Carole Carey,
IEEE EMBS Standards Committee Chair

The CDRH Standards recognition process

Colleen Lee,
Standards Management Staff FDA/CDRH

Experience in the cardiovascular devices arena and device interoperability guidance

Mitchell Shein,
FDA/CDRH/ODE/DCD

Heather Agler
FDA/CDRH

Questions/Discussion

 

2:10– 2:20

Break

 

 

2:20 – 3:00

Discussion Session 1

What modularity standards can encourage interoperability between neural interface and effector & which will stifle innovation?

Co-moderators:

Kip Ludwig, Mayo Clinic

&

Douglas Weber, DARPA 

3:00 – 3:40

Discussion Session 2

BCI data analysis and performance metric standards – how to improve objective comparisons of neural interfaces?

Co-moderators:

Jack Judy, University of Florida

&

Nick Langhals, NINDS

3:40 – 4:20

Discussion Session 3

Non-invasive and minimal risk BCI’s – standards and strategies for more efficient translation.

Co-moderators:

Jose Contreras-Vidal,

University of Houston

&

Joseph Pancrazio,
University of Texas-Dallas

4:20 – 4:30

Concluding remarks

Recap & next steps

Felipe Aguel,
NINDS

4:30

Adjourn

 

 


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