Fening, Steve, PhD

As the Director of the Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Fening drives innovation and translational research to move technologies to the market, where they can improve patient care. He received undergraduate and masters degrees in mechanical engineering, an interdisciplinary PhD degree in biomedical…

Amputation

Amputation is the removal of a limb by a surgical procedure performed in order to remove damaged tissue and preserve the health and function of the remainder of the body. A common causes of amputation is peripheral arterial disease and trauma. Amputee Program Experience of Upper Limb Prosthesis Users

Research is Better When People with SCI Help Design It

For far too many years, spinal cord injury researchers have failed to include disabled people in their studies as anything but subjects.  Fortunately, that’s changing as more people with SCI/D participate in consumer advisory boards and other human-focused approaches. They are designing surveys, focusing on goals and giving key input before a solution that impacts them is…

Experience of Upper Limb Prosthesis Users

Evaluating the Impact of Prosthetic Device Features on the Experience of Prosthesis Use The goal of the study is to understand what features are most important to upper limb prosthesis users. We hope that the information gathered in the study can help guide prosthetics companies in designing or improving prosthetic devices to better suit what…

February 2021 cover of Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

FES Investigator, Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD’s research, “Severity‐Dependent Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Perception of Visual and Vestibular Heading” is featured on the February 2021 cover of Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Read full article>>

Upper-body Multi-function

Multi-functional Neuroprosthetic System for Restoration of Motor Function in Spinal Cord Injury The goal of this project is to restore these multiple functions to these individuals through a comprehensive neuroprosthetic approach that addresses the overall needs of the individual. In clinical feasibility studies in people living with spinal cord injury, our clinical research teams have…

Sleep Apnea

Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) Surgery Inspire UAS therapy involves a fully implantable device that stimulates the airway to open with each breath during sleep. Unlike soft tissue or bony surgery, there is no manipulation of the throat itself. UAS is typically performed on an outpatient basis and requires less recovery than traditional sleep surgery.…

Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership awards $1.1 million in funding and support for promising biomedical engineering university technologies

The Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) has announced more than $1.1 million in funding and other support for six biomedical technologies. FES Investigators, Dustin Tyler, the Kent H. Smith Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Emily Graczyk, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Jennifer Sweet, professor of neurological surgery were among the awards for, “Minimally Invasive…