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IEEE P2725.1 Standards Working Group Kick-off Meeting at SMC 2018

The Standards-related brain initiative sessions at the 2018 SMC Conference in Miyazki, Japan this October may interest you.

IEEE P2725.1 Standards Working Group

October 8th, 11:50-13:20
Chair: Joel Libove. Furaxa, USA

Low energy microwaves are a promising emerging modality for structural, vascular, and functional brain imaging and BMI. They have the potential to be safer, smaller, and less expensive than fMRI while also having the potential to image functional and vascular activity deeper in the brain than fNIR. This standard specifies the areas of intended usage; electromagnetic, electrical, and mechanical safety; and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for both clinical medical imaging and fully-wearable consumer BMI devices. Both working group members and prospective members are welcome at this meeting.

Panel: Standards for Neurotechnologies

October 8th, 16h-18h

The IEEE Industry Connections group on neurotechnologies, supported by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and the IEEE Brain Initiative, is working to identify current needs and challenges for the standardization of neurotechnologies. This panel will advance discussions on this topic among representatives from industry, academia, technologists, and other stakeholders.

The field of Brain-Machine Interfacing (BMI) is going through a very exciting period. As research with these state-of-the-art technologies continues to improve our understanding of the mammalian nervous system, such systems are being tested with their intended end-users in clinical and real-world environments. The transition from research prototypes to viable clinical/consumer products entails multiple challenges, as well as assurance that these devices comply with well-defined criteria for their safety and effectiveness. Consequently, there is increased interest in developing appropriate standards for BMI systems and related neurotechnologies.

Invited Panelists

  • Ricardo Chavarriaga (Chair). EPFL, Switzerland
  • Konstantinos Karachalios. IEEE-SA, USA
  • Nick Langhals, PhD. Program Director for Neural Engineering, NIND/NIH, USA
  • Joel Libove. Furaxa, USA
  • Carole Carey. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Emil Hewage. Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems (CBAS), UK
  • José Pons, PhD. CSIC, Spain. Coordinator EU-funded activities INBOTS, EUROBENCH

General Conference Information

SMC 2018 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report up-to-the-minute innovation and development, summarize the state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Making of a Human-Centered Cyber World”.


Call for Participation: IEEE P2725.1™ Working Group

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) invites your participation in the working group for IEEE P2725.1™, Standard for Microwave Structural, Vascular or Functional Medical Imaging Device Safety.

Why get involved:
This standard specifies the area(s) of intended usage, electromagnetic and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for microwave medical imaging systems and brain machine interface (BMI) devices.

Who should participate:

  • Government and Regulatory Bodies
  • Device Manufacturers
  • Healthcare Facilitators
  • Application Developers
  • Medical Researchers
  • Social Networking Providers
  • Consumers

How to Participate:
If you would like to participate in the IEEE P2725.1™ Working Group, please contact the Working Group Chair, Joel Libove.

Meeting Information:
Monday, 8 October, 2018
11:50 – 13:20 (JST)
IEEE SMC2018
Phoenix Seagaia Resort
Hamayama Yamasaki-cho, Miyazaki City, Japan

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