Decision and Control Lecture Series
Decision and Control Laboratory, Coordinated Science Laboratory
Functional Electrical Stimulation for Restoration of Arm Function
Professor Kevin M. Lynch
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
B02 Auditorium CSL
In this NSF-funded project, we are attempting to restore functional use of one arm to a subject with high spinal cord injury. The approach is based on Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) using surgically implanted electrodes. I will describe the challenges and our progress toward achieving this goal, including user intent sensing, system identification, and force control.
This is joint work with my students Eric Schearer and Yu-Wei Liao, as well as Eric Perreault, Matt Tresch, Lee Miller, and Konrad Koerding at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Bob Kirsch of Case Western Reserve University.
Kevin Lynch is a professor of mechanical engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, where he is codirector of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) and the Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems. His research focuses on robot manipulation and locomotion, self-organizing multi-agent systems, bio-inspired sensing and control, and functional electrical stimulation for restoration of human function. He is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, co-author of The Principles of Robot Motion (MIT Press, 2005), an IEEE fellow, and the recipient of Northwestern's Professorship of Teaching Excellence and the engineering Teacher of the Year award. He earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. http://nxr.northwestern.edu/people/kevin-lynch
PLEASE JOIN US FOR COOKIES AND COFFEE PRIOR TO THE SEMINAR IN ROOM 154 CSL AT 2:30PM