Technologies for Neuroimaging
Design and develop an MRI-safe, metal-less video game controller to effectively provide brain stimulation for complex sensorimotor investigation. Program the controller to interface with modern video games for more brain stimulation to conduct further fMRI testing
Issues Involved or Addressed
Approximately 10 years ago, a prototype was designed for general use. A prototype used a pushbutton user-input system which consisted of custom optic sensors and microcontroller. Due to the limitations which existed with the previous model, we are constructing an new prototype using improved components and 3d printing techniques. We are designing and testing a PCB for the require components. Current topics of investigation are the constraints on fiber optic information transmission and reception.
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
Everyone: board layout, microcontrollers, wireless transmission, TCP/IP, databases, and GUI development and implementation. All students should have some knowledge of circuit building, signals and systems, vector calculus and some programming capability (C, Linux).