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BrainTech 2017 Draws International Experts, Showcases Cutting-Edge Tech

09 Mar' 2017

The International BrainTech Conference, the largest in the world, was held this week in Tel Aviv. BGU was the conference’s academic partner. The conference was preceded by an exclusive opening event hosted by BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi.

Forty experts and decision-makers from around the world attended the conference, which is organized by IBT. The conference showcases cutting-edge brain technologies and the prospects for brain research in the future.

BGU researchers also presented their research, including:

Prof. Simona Bar-Haim, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Dr. Ilana Nisky, Department of Biomedical Engineering: Robotics and Technology for understanding training and advancing recovery of the human brain

Dr. Oren Shriki, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences: Critical Brain Dynamics: From Concepts in Physics to a Novel Outlook on the Epileptic Brain

Dr. Uri Alyagon, Department of Life Sciences: Electrophysiological Correlates and Prognostic Biomarkers of TMS clinical effectiveness

The conference brought together tech entrepreneurs, computer experts, top-notch researchers and senior physicians, investors and industry experts with the aim of promoting the tech industry related to brain research. There was also a start-up competition with five finalists.