Three different applications of electrical stimulation in three selected projects
主讲人：Milos R. Popovic教授
Institute Director at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network;
Professor (Tenured) in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto;
Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
主讲人简介：Dr. Popovic's fields of expertise are functional electrical stimulation, neuroprostheses, neuro-rehabilitation, neuromodulation, brain machine interfaces, physiological control systems, assistive technology, modeling and control of linear and non-linear dynamic systems, robotics, and signal processing.
报告简介：First, Dr. Popovic will provide an overview of the activities at the Research Institute of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network. Following that he will talk about three selected projects. These three projects will represent three different applications of electrical stimulation. In one embodiment, the electrical stimulation is used as a tool to improve voluntary locomotion. In the second embodiment, the electrical stimulation is used to change the mood. And in the third embodiment, the electrical stimulation is used to navigate stem cells and direct their movement. All three interventions have one thing in common. They use identical electrical stimulation pulses and identical software-hardware systems to deliver very different clinical interventions. These interventions belong to a broader spectrum of neuromodulation interventions. Hence, this lecture will be focused on presenting unique and unusual neuromodulation interventions of great relevance to the spinal cord injury population.