The End of Disability? Neurotech's Future Frontier

Mar 12, 2017

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Nearly 50 million Americans live with a disability. For many, life frequently requires a constant struggle to complete even the most mundane tasks. The emerging discipline of neurotechnology, stimulating the brain electronically, is giving disabled Americans a new hope, healing conditions that just a few years ago were considered incurable. In this panel, moderated by one of the nation's leading science correspondents and himself a disabled American, pioneers in this rapidly developing field including a neurosurgeon whose implant enabled a quadriplegic to move his hands again, and a Paralympian & neuro-implant recipient, will discuss the progression and future of this next great frontier.

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Jennifer French

Neurotech Network

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Chelsea Kane

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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Miles O'Brien

PBS Newshour

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Ali Rezai

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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