RBE Colloquium Series Presents Dr. Paola Contessa, Assistant Director of Research at Altec, Inc.

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Friday, April 12, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Robotics Engineering (85P)
United States
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RBE Colloquium Series Presents

Wearable Sensor Technology for Advanced Neural Interfaces and Assessment of Human Performance

Dr. Paola Contessa

Abstract: Newly developed wearable sensor technology can be used to unobtrusively capture information about muscle activation and human movement during natural motion in real time and in real world situations. As the world leader in research-grade electromyographic instruments and biomechanical tools for investigating human movement, Delsys and Altec Inc. are at the forefront of developing the next generation of sensors and applying these technologies to reveal and enhance the control of human movement. This talk will present the latest developments in sensor technology that can be applied for the assessment of human performance and the development of advanced neural interfaces and prosthetic devices.

Bio: Dr. Contessa received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2010. Before joining Delsys, she held several positions at Boston University (USA) including Research Scientist at the NeuroMuscular Research Center and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training of Sargent College, Boston University. At Altec Dr. Contessa collaborates with a team of engineers and scientists to develop sensor systems and signal processing algorithms and apply them to improve our knowledge of human movement in health and disease.


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