Posts Categorized: November 2012

November 2012 eNewsletter

Special Issue – Rehabilitation Robotics

By Nitish Thakor
This issue we bring you news, photos, and video clips from an “Unconference” on the use of robotics as an aid to rehabilitation. This event, part of the recent EMBC 2012 Conference, was the second of its kind. The format includes a workshop …

Featured Interview – Paolo Bonato

Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., was Chair of the Organizing Committee for the Unconference on Rehabilitation Robotics. In this video clip, Dr. Bonato shares his expectations of advances in the fields of neuroengineering and neural rehabilitation that we may see in the next 10 to 20 years.

A Wearable Neuroprosthesis for the Suppression of Pathological Tremor

By José L. Pons, Eduardo Rocon and Juan A. Gallego
Pathological tremors, which interfere with a patient’s normal life, are currently managed through drug therapy or surgery. A wearable, garment-based neuroprosthesis has been developed as an alternative management of these tremors.

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November 2012 Contributors

Nitish V. ThakorNitish V. Thakor is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, as well as the Director of the newly formed institute for neurotechnology, SiNAPSE, at the National University of Singapore. Read more

Paolo BonatoPaolo Bonato, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. Read more

Skyler Ashton DalleySkyler Ashton Dalley received a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering, in 2007, from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, where he is currently a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering. Read more

Dan ZondervanDan Zondervan holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Irvine, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Read more

David J. ReinkensmeyerDavid J. Reinkensmeyer received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering... Read more