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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Tuesday, October 24 • 14:05 - 14:45
Open Source Neuroimaging: Developing a State-of-the-Art Brain Scanner with Linux and FPGAs - Ben Dooks, Codethink

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Neuroimaging is an established medical field which is helping us to learn more about how the human brain works, the most complex human organ. This talk aims to cover neuroimaging systems, from hobbyist to professional, and how open source has been used to build state-of-the-art systems. We'll have a look the general problem area, why open source was a good fit, and some examples of solutions including a commercial effort that we have been involved in bringing to market. Typically these solutions consist of specialist hardware, a bespoke software solutions stack, and a suite to manage and process the vast amounts of data generated during the scan. Other points of interest include how we approached building a maintainable and upgradeable system from the outset. We'll also talk about future plans for neuroimaging, future ideas for hardware & discuss areas lacking good open source solutions.

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Ben Dooks

Enginner, Codethink
Ben is a senior engineer at Codethink, a leading opensource software consultancy, specialising in low level Linux kernel and related tooling with a long history of contributing to open projects and enabling customers to use open code.Contributions to Linux kernel include early Samsung... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:05 - 14:45 CEST
Congress Hall III