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Neurotechnology and Biomechatronics

Chair: BSS

Introduction

The central theme of the Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) group is Neural Engineering. The research focus is on interfacing with the neural system and (tele)monitoring and influencing body functions through such interfaces.

Research is performed across three levels:

  • The cellular and network level: neuro-electronic interfacing of live neural tissue on electrode substrates, learning and memory in cultured circuits, neural endcap prosthesis.
  • The human function level: neuromodulation and dynamic identification applied to pain, motor control and heart function; diagnosis, functional support and neurofeedback training in rehabilitation..
  • The health care level: Telemedicine: remote monitoring and remotely supervised treatment using wearable interfaces and ICT systems.

Programme mentor

dr.ir. T. Heida (Ciska)
Associate Professor

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

201900007

Perspectives on Engineering Design

2,5

1B

201100137

Philosophy of Engineering: Ethics

2,5

1B

191210720

Biomedical Signal Acquisition

5

2A

193810020

Advanced Techniques for Signal Analysis

5

2A

201400282

Bioelectromagnetics

5

2B

191211350

Neurophysiology

5

2B

Interesting electives

The following courses are interesting electives for the Neurotechnology and Biomechatronics specialisation. They are also suitable as a save choice for your start-up in Q1A or Q2A.

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

201400286

Clinical research methods

5

1A

201400285

Biostatistics

5

1A

193810010

Biological control systems

5

1A

201900093

Control System Design for Mechatronics

5

1A

201600070

Basic machine learning

5

1A

201500222

Technology for health

5

1B

201600071

Advanced machine learning

5

1B

201300004

Robotics for medical applications

5

1B

191211120

Lab on a chip

5

1B

191150480

Human movement control

5

2A

201800156

Biomechanics of human movement

5

2A

191210920

Optimal estimation in dynamic systems

5

2B

193810100

Dynamic behaviour of neuronal networks

5

2B

Website

http://www.utwente.nl/ewi/bss/