Iranian Researchers Called for Building Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation System

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 16:03

Iranian researchers have been called for taking part in a competition for designing and building a non-invasive deep-brain stimulation system inside the country.

According to an ISCA report, Iran’s Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has planned a challenge for researchers to design and build a non-invasive deep-brain stimulation system.

In this regard, head of the Cerebral Implants Working Group Mohammad Hossein Maqami explained that training of specialized human resources as well as orientation of dispersed professional activities and creating suitable conditions for strong international presence in various fields of research, industry, and applied sciences are among the secondary goals of running this challenge.

“The challenge is to find an alternative to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) based on implantation of probes into the brain during surgery that eliminates the risks,” he said, noting that the competitive challenge is to provide an effective way to non-invasively stimulate deep brain regions. “Due to the surgical process and the reduction of injuries and side effects, the desired areas can be stimulated.”

Knowledge-based companies, professors and researchers at universities and institutes of higher education, inventors as well as student groups can submit their proposals by registering in the cognitive science system portal, the official said.

According to the information that will be released soon through the website, the proposals will be assessed by the jury and will compete in two fields. It should be noted that after judging, the top teams in each field that have defended their projects better will be awarded a cash prize.

Promotion of research on science and technology and the groundwork for using internal engineering capabilities is an effort made by the Vice Presidency to develop cognitive science and technology.

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