PostedWednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:02 PM
This 4-5 week, 11-lesson unit, aimed at high school students and advanced middle school students, provides an introduction to the exciting world of neuroprosthetics and brain-computer interfaces. Using a project-based learning approach, students tackle the skill set of neural engineers—using science, research, technology and programming—to model and improve upon a neuroprosthetic device aimed at helping to improve the quality of life for people with neurological disorders.
The lessons were developed by Claudia Lemus and Angelica Sauceda, TAF Academy (Kent, Wash.), Renee Poitras, Kent-Meridian High School (Kent, Wash.), and Steve Pratt, Cleveland High School (Seattle, Wash.) as part of the Center for Neurotechnology's Research Experience for Teachers program at the University of Washington.
Some of the lessons in this unit require special equipment, including SpikerBoxes, Arduino Unos and electronics.