2012-05-30 at 14:30
UMR 7102 - Neurobiology of Adaptive Processes, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6, Building B, 5th floor, Room 501 (How to come)
Transferring machine learning and robotics to the clinics
In this talk I'll give an overview of my recent research on PNS non-invasive interfaces, especially surface electromyography and ultrasound imaging, with the aim of controlling advanced hand prostheses and treating some forms of neuropathic pain. In particular, I am interested in (a) detecting how well upper-limb amputees and PNS-nerve-injury patients can still control a hand; (b) using this effect to let them regain some of the lost function and/or treat their pain; (c) investigate and possibly exploit the cortical plasticity involved.