Graduate Seminar Series: Clinical Stream
Graduate Seminar Series for the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME). This day is for clinical stream presenters.
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Presentation Title: Selective recording in human median nerve using CNNs – A simulation study
Abstract: Limb loss, specifically hand amputations can result in significant reduction in the quality of life of people. While modern prosthetics exist that are capable of performing the operations of the human hand, controlling the limb is often cumbersome and a primary factor in prosthetic abandonment. This study attempts to expand on selective recording methods that have been applied to rat sciatic nerves. These methods are used on data derived from extraneural implants which is a type of neural interface for peripheral nerves. Previous works are expanded by applying the methodologies to more complex human median nerves in contrast to rat sciatic nerves. Due to the application of convolutional neural networks as part of the pipeline, a simulation of the median nerve is be the method of investigation and simulated action potentials are used to train the algorithm. The aim of this study is to use modelled extraneural electrode data of simulated action potentials to isolate the source fascicles within the nerve responsible for the action potential.
Supervisor Name: Jose Zariffa
Year of Study: 2
Program of Study: MASc
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89610372821?pwd=azd4SCtYVWtreVovaGNPV1c2NGY2Zz09
Meeting ID: 896 1037 2821
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