Presentations

Neuroprosthetics 2012 featured scientific talks on Neural Interfaces as Enablers for Advanced Prosthetic Function.  Abstracts and some of the video clips from the opening remarks and presentations at the symposium are presented here:

Welcome

D. Davidson Easson Jr, ScD
Director, Bioengineering Institute ad interim
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Introduction

Dennis Berkey, Ph.D., President and CEO
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Moderator             

Christopher R. Lambert, Ph.D.         
Associate Director, Bioengineering Institute, Research ad interim
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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“What Biology Teaches Us About Orthotic and Prosthetic Design”

Hugh Herr, Ph.D.
Professor, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor
MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology Institute of Technology

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“Neuroprosthetic Devices:  The Path from Proof-of-Concept Laboratory Demonstrations to Robust Clinical Use”

Kip Ludwig, Ph.D.
Program Director, Repair and Plasticity
NIH/NINDS

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“Hybrid biological/non-biological actuation system to enable direct integration of a prosthetic to an amputation site”

James J. Hickman, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry, Biomolecular Science and Electrical Engineering,
Director, Nanoscience Technology Center
University of Central Florida

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“Bidirectional neural interface systems enabling closed loop feedback control of prosthetic devices”

Florian Solzbacher, PhD
Director of the Utah Nanofabrication Laboratory
Co-Director of the Utah Nanotechnology Institute
President and Executive Chairman of Blackrock Microsystems and of Blackrock Neuromed
University of Utah

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“Revolutionizing Prosthetics”

COL Geoffrey Ling, M.D, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Defense Sciences Office
DARPA

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“Advanced Neural Prosthetics: Prospects and Challenges”

Gerwin Schalk, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Neural Injury & Repair
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health

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“Advances in Electromyogram (EMG) Signal Analysis/Modeling and Their Application to High-Fidelity Prosthesis Control”

Ted Clancy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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“Designing Neural Circuits In Vitro”

Bruce Wheeler, Ph.D.
Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Florida

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“The BEI Center for Neuroprosthetics: Past, Present and Future”

Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, Professor of Chemistry
Kent State University

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