Motor Control Theory & Stroke Rehabilitation [S-19-39]

Presenter: J. Miles Canino, Heath Boyea
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 10:00 AM 03/13

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This is a talk about analyzing the stroke rehabilitation process from the perspective of motor control theory. We will discuss some current theories on human motor control, how a stroke affects motor control, and how we can non-invasively interpret information from the brain and peripheral nervous system using specialized sensors. We will also look at some ongoing studies being conducted by the presenter’s lab on this topic and discuss the current state of rehabilitation medicine and how it will need to change over the course of the next decade.

J. Miles Canino obtained his “Bachelors of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology” from SUNY Canton in 2013. He continued his education at Clarkson University, obtaining his “Masters in Mechanical Engineering” in 2015 and his “Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering” with a special focus on Rehabilitation Robotics and Tissue Engineering. He has been inspired to help those afflicted by diseases and physical impairments since a childhood disease left him with limited mobility throughout adolescence. This led him to pursue his work in rehabilitation robotics and tissue engineering. Some of that work entailed designing and developing advanced artificially intelligent powered prosthetic limbs, assistive exoskeletons, and haptic interfaces. He also used bioengineered artificial blood vessel surfaces and microflow environments to investigate atherosclerosis and related damage to the endothelial glycocalyx.

Cap: 50

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