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Summary: EMBS Meeting
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School

Picosecond Pulse Imaging - Promising but Challenging Modality for Wearable Functional and Structural Brain Imaging
Speaker: Joel Libove
President, Furaxa, Inc.

Abstract Summary:
Ultrawideband pulses can penetrate through even the deepest brain tissues, and can now be generated and detected using arrays of very low cost, high dynamic range, single chip radars. The ability to make an inexpensive helmet with hundreds of these radars, coupled with their capability for full brain penetration endows Picosecond Pulse Imaging with great promise for enabling wearable, high resolution portable Brain Machine Interfaces for real time functional imaging. However, images produced by researchers to date have been poor. Approaches will be presented here for significantly improving signal-to-noise ratio and mitigating the effects of severe scattering that have prevented this technology from reaching its enormous potential.

Biography Summary:
Joel Libove specializes in high speed electronics, including ultrawideband amplifier circuit design, UWB pulse generation and picosecond electronic sampling. He is president of Furaxa, Inc., where he leads the development of non-invasive microwave-based real-time vascular and functional medical imaging systems. He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and a BSEE from Cornell University.

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Bio2device Group Meeting
The Bio2Device Group (B2DG) is a premier organization dedicated to all professionals in the Life Sciences industry within the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership is free and open to anyone in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Life Science Tools, and Laboratory Service industries.

The Bio2Device Group's events provide the latest industry information through weekly educational programs and face-to-face interactive opportunities to build and maintain a career network. The educational talks are designed to help members keep up to date, continue to grow in their field, as well as explore other industry sectors and corporate functions.

More details are here.

SF Bay Area Biomedical Engineering Society Quarterly Meetings
February 7, May 2, August 1, and November 7 in 2017

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