A new forum for scientists eager to turn science fiction into science fact has emerged in The Holy Land.
This week the first annual event of its kind opened up to scientists worldwide in Tel Aviv, Israel. Called Brain Tech 2013, this not-for-profit group of innovators brought together some of the greatest minds in science, technology, corporations, international investors, entrepreneurs, as well as writers and creators within the field of science fiction.
Concentrating mainly on brain research and technologies the group is hopeful this new annual gathering of minds in each respective field of endeavor will produce new innovations in neurological technology, computerization and finding ways to link the human brain via said technologies. Brain research is the main focus of the enterprise, however, other areas of interest include diagnosis and treatment of brain-related diseases, something called brain-gaming research and the transference of brainwave activity from a respondent to computer hardware in real time.
During one of the event demonstrations on current abilities at mapping brainwaves a volunteer was hooked up to a helmet with electronic sensors that transmitted his neuro-patterns directly to a video screen for all the participants to view.
Hosted by Israel Brain Technologies the first of many future gatherings is looking forward to groundbreaking inventions that will tackle such real world problems as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Syndrome which comprise the two most widespread brain-related diseases around the world.
“We received a gift when we were born, but it is far from perfect,” stated Dr. Rafi Gidron, chairperson of Israel Brain Technologies….”This is why brain research must take place on all levels, from entrepreneurs, academic research, legislation, government, and more.”