Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 6:00p -

1 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Event Overview:
Draper and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston are teaming up to provide you with depth and understanding of the advances made in High Fidelity Neural Stimulation, Autonomy, Immersive Situational Awareness Wear, Co-Adaptive Human Interaction, and developing an International Space Station. The goal of the event is to promote discussions of the topics that are most interesting to the attendees. It will consist of 5 booths, where a speaker will be covering one of the topics mentioned above and demonstrate the technology.

Topics Covered:
- High Fidelity Neural Stimulation
- Autonomy
- Immersive Situational Awareness Wear
- Co-Adaptive Human Interaction
- Developing an International Space Station

High Fidelity Neural Stimulation
Conventional treatment methods often fail to resolve the symptoms of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Fortunately, many patients have found relief from symptoms through electrical stimulation to the affected brain areas with neural implants. However, conventional devices provide limited control over the patterns of brain activity. To address this, Draper has developed an injectable miniature neural implant.

State-of-the-art autonomous systems, such as self-driving cars or unmanned aircraft, are designed to have limited interaction with the world - avoiding objects in the environment to ensure safety rather than manipulating them. Draper is building autonomous robots capable of safely interacting with, manipulating and changing the dynamic, unstructured environments where people live and work. Engineers at Draper are focused on training neural networks to recognize relevant objects - a difficult task that enables robots to understand their environment.

Immersive Situational Awareness Wear
A fine line exists between useful data and noise. lmmersive Situational Awareness Wear (isaWearTM) helps you recognize more data from your surroundings and understand them faster. isaWear presents data efficiently, across your senses. For example, instead of displaying directions on a map, isaWear can deliver a heated pulse to your left wrist and show an icon on your heads-up display to signal "turn left."

Co-Adaptive Human Interaction
Software developers cram features into programs and interfaces to serve as broad a range of users as possible. This can make the software more. time-consuming to learn and use for any one user. To help people use software efficiently, Draper is creating an interface that adapts to an individual user over time based on dynamic understanding of the person's software usage patterns.

Developing an International Space Station
The International Space Station's orbit around Earth provides a good vantage point for performing Earth observation and space science. But its distance from Earth poses challenges, such as resupply, maintaining clean air and keeping astronauts healthy. Draper will cover some of the multiple solutions to help the ISS team maximize efficiency, safety and health.

1 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Parking/Directions: You can find parking nearby at the Technology Square Garage or take public transportation via the Red Line to Kendall/MIT.

Note: Bring an ID (passport, driver's license, or state ID).

About Our Panelists:
Daniel Freeman is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA. His research interests are in neural implants and the biophysics of neural signaling. Dan completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2008 at Boston University where his research focused on the mechanisms of retinal adaptation for small fluctuations in light intensity. After graduate school, Dan was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT and Harvard Medical School with the Boston Retinal Implant Project, where he studied how the opening dynamics of various ion channels can influence the neural response to electrical stimulation. More recently, Dan's focus is on the development of sub-millimeter, wireless neural implants with the goal of providing more spatially controlled patterns of excitation as compared to existing deep brain leads. In addition, Dan's NIH funded work aims to control ion movement in the brain with simultaneously applied electric and magnetic fields.

David (Dave) M.S. Johnson manages the Advanced Technology program portfolio at Draper, which investigates novel approaches to autonomous systems. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 2011, and his B.S. in Physics from Yale University in 2004. Currently, his research focuses on machine learning for object recognition, manipulation, and task planning.

Teresa (Tess) Bailie is a Member of the Technical Staff at the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Draper. She has a multi-disciplinary background that includes anthropology, psychology, behavioral economics, judgment and decision-making, and user experience research and design. Tess is driven to build useful software tools that reflect what humans and computers can each do best, making the final product greater than the sum of its parts by building seamless interfaces that improve task performance. She earned a BS in Behavioral Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and has a Masters of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Caroline Harriott is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Cognitive and Behavioral Understanding group at Draper. Her interdisciplinary background in human-robot interaction has allowed her to contribute to efforts identifying relevant human performance metrics and designing new interfaces to understand complex systems. Dr. Harriott leads interaction design and evaluation efforts, for projects focused on highly-automated driving and individualized adaptive software. She earned her BA in computer science from the University of Virginia, and the MS and PhD in computer science from Vanderbilt University.

About Our Sponsor:
As a not-for-profit research and development company, Draper focuses on the design, development and deployment of advanced technological solutions for the world's most challenging and important problems. Draper is a recognized world leader in both Positioning, Navigation & Timing and Microsystems, with additional expertise in Precision Instrumentation, Fault-Tolerant Systems, Secure & Assured Systems, Autonomous Systems, Image & Data Analytics, Human Systems Technology, Materials Engineering & Microfabrication, and Biomedical Solutions. With a strong commitment to deliver working solutions, we apply ourselves to a variety of domains from space to undersea-and many areas in between. Learn more at http://www.draper.com.

Additional Information:
Tickets are non-refundable. However, if a request is made at least 72 hours before the scheduled event, the amount paid can be used as credit towards a future event. Please note that this credit expires within 60 days of the request being approved.

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