Neuroprosthetics 2010

Meeting the Challenge of Tissue Integration

On November 3, 2010 more than 140 scientists, engineers, clinicians and advocates gathered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Neuroprosthetics 2010—the second annual international symposium sponsored by the Bioengineering Institute at WPI to focus on research and development of a new generation of artificial limbs that can be integrated with the body and controlled by the nervous system.

Scientific presentations on the challenges of osseointegration and soft-tissue regeneration featured speakers from the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.  Provocative keynote speeches by Kendra Calhoun, president of the Amputee Coalition of America, and Col. Jennifer Menetrez, MD, director of the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, grounded the symposium with perspectives from the amputee, both civilian and military.

The symposium was organized by the Bioengineering Institute with support from the John Adams Innovation Institute, the economic development division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC). 

For more information contact:

Center for Neuroprosthetics
WPI Bioengineering Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
508-831-6800
Fax: 508-831-4120
bei@wpi.edu

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