Fu, Michael, PhD

Research Statement

My research centers on development and clinical trials of new interventions for training and restoring human function after neurologic injury. These interventions are the result of translating technologies from the areas of robotics, human-computer interfaces, and virtual environments.


Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • BioScientific Staff, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH


Publications (Select)

  • Fu MJ, Knutson JS, Chae J. Stroke Rehabilitation Using Virtual Environments. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2015 Nov;26(4):747-57. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2015.06.001. Epub 2015 Aug 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 26522910; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4630676.
  • Knutson JS, Fu MJ, Sheffler LR, Chae J. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Motor Restoration in Hemiplegia. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2015 Nov;26(4):729-45. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2015.06.002. Epub 2015 Aug 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 26522909; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4630679.
  • Fu MJ, Hershberger AD, Sano K, Cavuşoğlu MC. Effect of Visuo-Motor Co-location on 3D Fitts’ Task Performance in Physical and Virtual Environments. Presence (Camb). 2012 Summer;21(3):305-320. PubMed PMID: 24348003; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3860595.
  • Knutson JS, Harley MY, Hisel TZ, Makowski NS, Fu MJ, Chae J. Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation for stroke rehabilitation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:314-7. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6345932. Review. PubMed PMID: 23365893; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3561720.
  • Fu MJ, Cavuşoğlu MC. Human-arm-and-hand-dynamic model with variability analyses for a stylus-based haptic interface. IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern B Cybern. 2012 Dec;42(6):1633-44. doi: 10.1109/TSMCB.2012.2197387. Epub 2012 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 22692923.
  • Fu MJ, Daly JJ, Cavuşoğlu MC. A detection scheme for frontalis and temporalis muscle EMG contamination of EEG data. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006;1:4514-8. PubMed PMID: 17946635.

Research Programs

  • Novel Rehabilitation Techniques for Motor Function after Stroke
  • Human Operator Modeling for Haptics
  • Characterization of Human Motor Task Performance

Contact Information

Contact Name: Michael Fu
Contact Number: (216) 957-3597
Contact Email: mjf24@case.edu