5th Annual Capitol Hill Modeling & Simulation Exhibition, Washington DC, June 2010
Robert Kirsch, PhD, Associate Director of Technology, Cleveland FES Center was invited to participate in the Capitol Hill Expo featuring top notch Modeling & Simulation demonstrations from around the country.
"Our research is at the intersection of science, medicine, and technology, and requires a fundamental understanding, through modeling and simulation, of the underlying mechanisms of the human motor system", says Dr. Kirsch. The demonstration focused on FES and associated technologies as it relates to restoration of upper extremity movement in individuals with high level paralysis or amputation.
Neural Interfaces Conference NIC,
Long Beach, CA, June 2010
The Cleveland FES Center was a sponsor and exhibitor at the leading conference of the research community including scientists, engineers, and clinicians, representing the basic and applied science aspects of neural interfaces.
More than 15 FES Center members attended the NIC; participating in poster presentations and research presentations by Drs. Peckham, Kilgore, Tyler and McIntyre.
The NIC Conference promotes dialogue between the attending research community and offers an environment for the presentation of cutting-edge research.
Contemporary Forums, Spinal Cord Injury,
Boston, MA, May, 2010
At this clinician focused meeting, Hunter Peckham, PhD, Director, Cleveland FES Center in conjunction with Jen French, Neurotech Network, discussed current FES applications for individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.
Contemporary Forums offers a multi-disciplinary clinical perspective for the rehabilitation of persons with Spinal Cord Injury. Emphasis is on maximizing function while minimizing the long term effects of this life-altering condition.
National VA SCI Primary Care Team Training,
Cleveland, OH, April, 2010
National training for the VA SCI Primary Care Team was conducted in Cleveland highlighting the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC SCI Center Model.
The training reviewed concepts, guidelines and best practices in spinal cord injury (SCI) care, and increased knowledge and skills of primary caregivers who serve veterans with a spinal cord injury or disorder. Kevin Kilgore, PhD, Associate Director, Cleveland FES Center, presented FES research for spinal cord injury to restore arm/hand function.
American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2010
Participation in the session "Using Technology to Advance Outcomes for the Neuromuscular Patient Population", Anne Bryden, OTRL, Cleveland FES Center, discusses methods to measure effects of SCI individuals using FES therapies.
Occupational therapists, part of the FES Center clinical team, assist individuals to regain, develop, and build skills that are essential for independent functioning, health, and well-being.