BME Industry Grand Rounds: "Enhancing Human Senses"
Join Starkey and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota for a virtual grand rounds event featuring Starkey CTO Achin Bhowmik and UMN Associate Professor Zhi Yang.
The human sensory perception system is remarkable, allowing us to sense and understand the world around us almost effortlessly. However, as we age, our sensation, perception, and cognition systems generally degrade. Traumatic injuries from accidents or overexposure to harmful stimulus levels can also result in catastrophic impact to human perceptual processes. Sustained sensory deprivations have been associated with cognitive declines and other comorbidities.
Recent technological advances in sensors and computation, especially breakthroughs in miniaturized hardware components and artificial intelligence algorithms based on modern machine learning techniques, are increasingly enabling the development of various types of assistive devices that can help enhance and augment the human senses. In this lecture, we will review:
- The neuroscience of sensory perception system
- Mechanisms and impacts of common sensory deficiencies
- Recent advances and future trends in perceptual assistive technologies
Want more? Join us for our next virtual event on October 11, 2021 featuring Kent Lee of Inspire Sleep, and UMN Professor Tay Netoff. Learn more and register on the BME-Industry Grand Rounds webpage.