Case Western Reserve University assistant professor seeks to improve effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation by measuring unknown role of human effort
Dr. Robert Kirsch Discusses FES Center Brain Interfaces
Dustin Tyler‘s research on the neural interface between man and machine plays an integral part in the upcoming ReHAB trial and push toward the Avatar XPrize.
Brain-computer interfaces today are about where the personal computer was in the early 1980s, said A. Bolu Ajiboye, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In the not-too-distant future, he said, “they’re going to get exponentially better.”
CLEVELAND — Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD, grew up in India as the son of two ENT surgeons, which he credits for his early interest in understanding the system that helps humans keep their balance. After finishing medical school, he immigrated to the United States to pursue a PhD in neuroscience, where his fascination with human balance only grew.
In 2002, Maria Sutter was living in New York City, working for a SoHo architecture firm, and starting to bicycle around the city as part of her active lifestyle. “It was pretty commonplace for me to bike from April to October,” she says. “I’d bike between 40 and 80 miles.”
The Cleveland VA, Case Western Reserve and University Hospitals collaborated for a documentary that showcases the journey of brain interface technology
“I Am Human” Interview
The documentary premieres in Cleveland Thursday, followed by a panel with the filmmakers and featured scientists.
Case Western Reserve research team from new Human Fusions institute aims for $10 million Avatar XPrize competition; winner will best ‘transport a human’s sense, actions and presence’ to another place