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Getting Better with Electroceuticals - Electronic Medicine to the Rescue



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Speaker: Prof Wouter A. Serdijn, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Research Centre: Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering

Title: Getting Better with Electroceuticals - Electronic Medicine to the Rescue


The 21st century will be the century in which we will unravel the intricacies of the brain and in which we will use electricity to interact with our electro-chemical mainframe better. In this talk I will explain how electroceuticals, the electronic counterparts of pharmaceuticals, can help to successfully treat neurological disorders. Further, I will sketch a technological avenue of their future development by making electroceuticals smaller, more energy efficient, flexible and more intelligent. Examples will be given for fully-implantable bionic ears and neurostimulators for the treatment of tinnitus, Tourette’s syndrome and epilepsy.

Short Bio:

Wouter A. Serdijn is a full professor in bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics and a visiting honorary professor at University College London in the Sensors Systems and Circuits group. His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for biosignal conditioning and detection, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication, power management and energy harvesting as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices and electroceuticals. In this domain he authored and co-authored 10 books, 8 book chapters, 3 patents and more than 300 scientific publications and presentations. Wouter A. Serdijn is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a mentor of the IEEE. In 2016, he received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Meritorious Service Award.

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When and where

12.00pmWednesday 16th November 2016

C305 City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom