Open Source Wireless Neuromodulation Research Kit Workshop

The workshop will feature talks from: 

Dr. Milos R. Popovic, Co-Director, CRANIA and Director, KITE Research Institute (UHN)

Dr. Peter Carlen, Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute (UHN) and University of Toronto

Ray Iskander, CEO, Novela Neurotech

... and many more

Topic Highlights include:

  1. State-of-the-art neural implants for in vivo recordings and stimulation
  2. Future roadmaps for neuromodulation hardware and data sharing platforms
  3. Open-sourced collaborations to transform open-loop systems to closed-loop
  4. Moderated round table discussions of the OpenKit's current capabilities and efforts into bridging bench side research to bedside clinical application
  5. The Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) 2.0 format, championed by major neurosciences research institutions worldwide to promote data collaboration

Who will benefit?

  1. PIs and research labs in the neuromodulation community
  2. Researchers who employ electrophysiology techniques/protocols
  3. Researchers and research teams tackling epilepsy, depression, addiction, and other neurological disorders at the circuit-level
  4. Anyone interested in exploring the future of neuromodulation and the open-source environment

Ten complimentary OpenKits will be provided to select attendees registered through Eventbrite to further test and optimize the setup using real-world recordings.

Please sign up on Eventbrite and stay tuned for more program specifics!



The open-sourced OpenKit features a state-of-the-art wireless and flexible neural implant, bluetooth communication module, and a software suite with smartphone integration.

The current electrode is modular and has a roadmap to support up to 4000 channels for in vivo recording, as well as, to provide programmatically scheduled neurostimulation.

All recorded data will be in the NWB 2.0 format, which is supported by leading institutions such as HHMI, the Allen Institute and Kavli Foundation, and enables easy sharing within teams and across multi-team collaborations.

The OpenKit has been 10 years in the making; CRANIA is thrilled that Novela Neurotech has chosen the CRANIA Industry Partnership Day as a forum to launch the research kit as a valuable open source tool to the neuromodulation research community.

If not done so already, please register - space is limited and is filling up quickly!