Cranial prostheses for pan-cortical neural interfacing

Leila Ghanbari, Russell E Carter, Matthew Rynes, Judith Dominguez, Jay J. Hu, Nahom Mossazghi, Timothy J Ebner, Suhasa Bangalore Kodandaramaiah

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We are engineering neurotechnologies for large-scale cellular resolution activity mapping of the mammalian cortex. We have developed ‘brain windows’ - 3D-printed transparent cranial prostheses for chronic, optical access to the whole cortex. Using compatible imaging methodologies, we have demonstrated the pan-cortical activity map at multiple spatial scales – cellular to the mesoscale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2018 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2018Apr 12 2018


Other2018 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM), MnDRIVE (Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, The Lions Research Building/Mcguire Translational Research Facility, and the University Imaging Center. SBK acknowledges ME department, MnDRIVE RSAM and McGovern Institute Neurotechnology (MINT) fund, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1R21NS103098-01 grant. Leila Ghanbari was supported by the UM Informatics Institute (UMII) MnDRIVE Graduate Assistantship.

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