Christchurch Neurotechnology Research Programme
What is Neurotechnology?
Neurotechnology can be broadly defined as technology for investigation, quantification, monitoring, and treatment of the nervous system and its disorders.
The Christchurch Neurotechnology Research Programme –NeuroTech™ – is a joint venture between the New Zealand Brain Research Institute, the University of Canterbury (Electrical & Computer Engineering and Psychology), the University of Otago, Christchurch (Medicine), and Canterbury District Health Board (Medical Physics & Bioengineering). NeuroTech is primarily based at the NZBRI.
To focus on neurotechnology concerning the brain via three broad long-term objectives:
- Cutting-edge behavioural and physiological research leading to the development and validation of innovative neurotechnology – Focus on accident injurious and fatal prevention.
- Cutting-edge behavioural and physiological research leading to increased understanding of the human brain – Primary focus on lapses of responsiveness (microsleeps and attention lapses) and effects of untreated obstructive sleep apnea on the brain.
- Maximize the benefits of the innovative neurotechnology and increased knowledge via publications, education, and commercialisation.