Brain, Mind, and Body: Cognitive Neuroengineering for Health and Wellness Using Unobtrusive Neurotechnology
Mens sana in corpore sano— a healthy mind thrives in a healthy body. Great technological feats in engineering and medicine have provided powerful means for remediating specific impairments in body and brain function through highly localized intervention. However, potentially even greater healing powers reside within, calling for minimally intrusive and regenerative strategies throughout the body that harness natural defenses against disease. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) in partnership with IEEE Brain and the cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuroengineering communities are centrally positioned to catalyze such advances towards more effective and sustainable healthcare. This second Brain Mind Body symposium and workshop, like the one first offered in 2019, brings together researchers and practitioners across academia, industry and the clinical profession to crystalize a vision towards holistic integration of unobtrusive neurotechnology and medicine with a focus on minimally invasive strategies including neurofeedback and electroceuticals that harness/cultivate harmony between brain, mind, and body.
The program includes plenary oral sessions with invited talks by leading researchers, contributed interactive poster presentations and live demonstrations of unobtrusive neurotechnology and medicine, and a panel with industry, clinical practitioners, and policy makers on transitioning technology advances to global health outcomes. The virtual event is open to the public, and registration is free but required. Prize awards are conferred upon the best poster and demonstration presenters among student participants. Audovisual recordings of all sessions of the two-day event will be posted online for asynchronous viewing.
The IEEE EMBS-sponsored two-day symposium and workshop event is co-sponsored by IEEE Brain, and the UC San Diego Institute for Neural Computation, Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Qualcomm Institute, and Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind.