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Webinar: Biological Modeling for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Dec 7th 2016

Presented by Dennis Truong (City College of New York, USA) 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016: 9 AM PST (West Coast) / 12 PM EST (East Coast) / 5 PM GMT (UK) / 6 PM CET (Europe)

Join this webinar to discover how the City College of New York and Soterix Medical Inc. use Simpleware to create robust models for investigating transcranial direct current stimulation.

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive neuromodulation technique that applies low intensity current (typically 1 to 2 mA) via electrodes on the skin. Common applications being investigated include therapeutic use as well as cognitive enhancement and physiological research. Computational models created using software like Simpleware have become an increasingly popular method of assessing focality and intensity as a result of electrode configuration. Individualized image-derived modeling has allowed similar analysis between subjects, populations, and species.

Join this webinar to explore how the City College of New York are using Simpleware models for their research on noninvasive brain stimulation, and as part of commercial tDCS product development through Soterix Medical Inc. The implications to safety and efficacy of these models are examined, and present limitations are discussed.

Workflow Presented

  • MRI data was used to generate human head models with segmented tissues featuring specific electrical properties:
  • Development of high-quality models of the brain, skull and electrodes
  • Models used to simulate tDCS and Soterix designs
  • Simulation of electric field distribution in commercial solvers
  • Non-invasive testing looks at how the brain responds to electrical currents

Presenter

Dennis Truong is a research assistant and PhD candidate in the Neural Engineering Lab at the City College of New York. There, he works under the supervision of Marom Bikson specializing in the use of finite element models in support of the clinical application of tDCS. He obtained his Master's degree in biomedical engineering in 2013 at the City College of New York.

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