DATE:Thursday, September 29th , 2016
TIME: 12:30 PM
PLACE: MONROE HALL ROOM #610
SPEAKER: Thomas Slack, Votta-Force
The Physics and Engineering of Modern Biosensors (EEG/EMG) & A Look at Loyola's Science Shop
The seminar will explore the design and construction of electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) sensors, and the accompanying electronics necessary for these systems to function properly. We will discuss the importance of new electrode designs, and explain the geometrical optimization process for improving electrode coupling capacitance, and compare with traditional designs and their performances. The seminar will also explore novel techniques, such as active shielding, for protecting the sensitive signal data from the distortion and interference of external EM noise sources. Lastly, the seminar will focus on the tools and equipment used to carry these products over from the design phase into real world, and take a brief look at Loyola's Science Shop and the various tools/equipment and services available to physics students during their time at Loyola.
Refreshment will be provided.