Challenges Directory

Browse featured challenges for Neuro Nexus 2020

Welcome to the Neuro Nexus Challenge Directory! 

The 2020 Neuro Nexus competition received over 40 challenges related to brain science and mental health from health practitioners, researchers, entrepreneurs, industry members, patient advocates all in an effort towards better understanding of the brain and how to recognize and treat neurological disorders and mental health conditions.

Below you will find our challenge database which includes challenges accepted into the program categorized into three unique project tracks: 

  • Industry: Advance, strengthen or test a product by addressing challenges relevant to the firm’s core technologies. These projects often originate from and stay within the firm, and require intellectual property claims to be kept by the firm. Award funding is structured to grant the winning team with an internship at the firm.
  • Research and Education: Projects that seek to accelerate scientific discoveries through tool development or provide improved training for brain and mental health care. Award funding is structured to grant the winning team with an internship at the research lab.
  • Entrepreneurship: Pursue an idea and develop solutions to directly impact brain and mental health practice. These projects may originate from almost any context. Award funding will be provided as seed funding to continue development of your prototype. 

Browse through the challenges by scrolling down and click on a card to learn more. Check back daily as we add more challenges to this featured list. 

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Challenge ID: 018
Sensory conditioned unconscious learning to play a piano

Champion Name: Ephrem Zewdie

Project Track: research-education

Skills Needed: Electrical Circuit Building, Software Design, Music Playing, Cognitive Neuroscience, 3D Design,

Learning processes and outcomes can be conscious and unconscious. The unconscious processes range from registering in…

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Challenge ID: 017
Calculation of Muscle Asymmetry

Champion Name: Diana Pederson; Philippe A. Souvestre, MD, CEA/PhD

Project Track: research-education

Skills Needed: Kinesiology, Software Design, Software Engineering, C++, Architecture, Biomechanics, Neurology, Physical Medicine,

Expand on gravity integrated locomotion modeling research to application in medical diagnostics -- The human musculo…

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Challenge ID: 016
Memory on hand

Champion Name: Cameron Clark, PhD, R.Psych.

Project Track: entrepreneurship

Skills Needed: Software Design, Hardware Design,

Wrist-based tactile feedback to help make memories stick -- As part of my practice in neuropsychology, I facilitate…

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