IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY LECTURES – NOVEMBER 2020
November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago Chapter, invites you to join us for our November Seminar, where Dr. Michael J. Fu from Case Western Reserve University will present his work on the development of devices to help patients with neurological injuries.
Neurological injuries such as stroke and cerebral palsy are top causes of lifelong disability for millions of people worldwide. Even after conventional care, many people with stroke and cerebral palsy cannot use their hands for activities of daily living. Functional electrical stimulation and virtual environments can work in concert to facilitate motor recovery for people with hand impairment. There is also potential to better understand and more effectively deliver electrical stimulation assistance during therapy to maximize the rehabilitation participant’s volitional effort and prevent non-use of the paretic hand.