A Wearable Brain-Stimulation Device

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
March 22, 2021 video-recording by Belmont Media Center Community TV

Shawn K. Kelly, Senior Systems Scientist, Engineering Research Accelerator; and Courtesy Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Kelly explains a challenging project underway: the design and testing of a wearable brain stimulation and recording device that will target neural circuits with great accuracy. This device will help in the development of precise therapeutic interventions to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Other technologies under development include EEG recording and algorithms.

Dr. Kelly also leads the design and testing of the electrical systems for a retinal implant. His areas of interest include neural stimulator circuit design, the electrode/tissue interface, wireless power and data transmission, power management, and assembly and packaging of implantable medical devices.