Join us as the MDG Boston FORUM presents: Advances in Bionics and Medical Exoskeletons
Using modern robotics and lightweight materials, exoskeletons can augment and even replace much of the function that the muscles once performed. Medical exoskeletons can be used when trauma or diseases like ALS weaken one or more limbs.
Paul Gudonis of Myomo and Christopher Nycz of WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine Laboratory will discuss the latest developments in Rehabilitation Robotics and their future visions for this field.
Bionics are being used for developing artificial limbs that benefit people affected by, for example, spinal cord injuries, neurodegenerative diseases, and amputation.
While there have been primitive versions of prosthetic limbs for most of human history, full functional replacement has largely only been realized in science fiction.
Today, though, attractive artificial limbs with remarkable capabilities and natural motion are replacing the rigid prosthetics and hook-and-cable systems of yesteryear.
Christopher Morse from Ottobock will offer industry insight into what it takes to innovate in the advanced prosthetics space.
The performance and capability of both exoskeletons and bionics are markedly enhanced by technologies that sensitively and accurately interpret and respond to patient nerve signals and, in some recent research, send appropriate sensory signals back.
At this forum, researchers Jesse Wheeler from Draper and Shriya Srinivasan from MIT will share some of their cutting-edge research in this area.
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