Biomedical Engineering: Stimulate Your Nerves!

General description

What if you could give a blind man his sight back?

A deaf man his hearing?

A disabled the chance to lead a normal life?

And - if this is not enough - what if you could build your own Robocop?

Now you actually can and spicy, burning BEST Vienna will show you how!

During the BEST 2 weeks of this summer you will learn all about how signals are transmitted through our neural network and what the options are if these delicate pathways get damaged. You will learn about audio/visual implants, functional electro stimulation, intelligent prosthesis and get to visit a company that produces them. In the end you will have the chance to build an electro stimulating device yourself!

Additionally to the academic part you will visit the beautiful city of Vienna, swim in the blue Danube, spend a weekend in the Austrian mountains and experience the BEST spirit the Austrian way and party like you never did before!

You don't want to miss this chance!

Academic information

Content and topics:
Biomedical Engineering
Learning goals and objectives:
Examination type:
project work, written exam
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
We will select our participants on the basis of their motivation letters.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

You will sleep in a wheelchair-accessible hostel in the beautiful centre of Vienna.
breakfast lunch dinner ;-)
public transport, walking