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The Universal Brain Activity Transmitter (UBAT) is a compact, wireless recording system that analyzes, compresses and transmits individual neural activity data via Bluetooth technology, from distances up to 30 meters....
The global neurological devices market was valued at $5.0 billion and is expected to reach an estimated value of $13.6 billion by 2019 (www.PRWeb.com). Current electrode devices to record and stimulate neural activity are spatially restrictive, impeding the collection of meaningful biological data. In contrast, the Universal Brain Activity Transmitter (UBAT) allows wireless neural stimulation and recording from distances up to 30 meters, greatly enhancing existing capabilities.
The UBAT is a compact wireless recording system that analyzes, compresses and transmits select neural action potential data from the subject to computer via Bluetooth technology. The system can transmit action potential waveform data and timestamp data from identified neurons in active, awake subjects and can be employed to wirelessly program stimulation of neural tissue in subjects. The UBAT allows wireless, neural stimulation and recording from distances up to 30 meters and has significant potential to be used in future brain disorder treatment applications.
• Can study the neural basis of natural behaviors inaccessible by other wireless methods
• Simplified surgical procedures for neural recording
• Flexibly and reliably records individual neurons at longer intervals and ranges up to 30 meters
• Self-contained configurable stimulation and recording via one set of electrodes
• Diagnosis of human brain disorders and brain disorder treatment
• Basic research involving human or animal models in diverse environments
• Development of new neuromodulation systems of neuroprosthetics
• Memory enhancement or replacement
Stage of Development
• Scientifically-validated prototype device, the Universal Brain Activity Transmitter, issued U.S. Patent 7,460,904
• Sam A. Deadwyler, PhD, Physiology & Pharmacology
• Robert E. Hampson, PhD, Physiology & Pharmacology
• Brain disorder diagnosis and treatment
• Wireless recording system
• Neuromodulation system
• Neural activity
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Type of Business Relationship Sought
Exclusive Licensing Arrangement
Possibility of a parallel Sponsored Research Agreement
Last Updated Feb 2014