MSI PI Professor Bin He (Biomedical Engineering and Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine) has developed a method for people to control objects with their brains. This technology, which was published recently in the Journal of Neural Engineering, uses brain waves picked up by an electroencephalogram (EEG) cap on a person’s head to control a flying robot. You can read more in the University News story.
Professor He uses MSI resources in his studies of the brain. His current work includes high-resolution spatio-temporal bioelectromagnetic source imaging, functional MRI, and bio-dielectric properties imaging. He and his group perform computer simulation studies of the electromagnetic field of the brain; these sorts of simulations require supercomputing capabilities.