This week, Aadeel Akhtar is going to give a brief presentation on “The Future of Prosthetics – Neural Control, Sensory Feedback, and 3D–Printing“. The event will be held in CSL 369 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Bio: Aadeel received his B.S. in Biology, double-minoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science from Loyola University Chicago in 2007. He went on to receive an M.S. in Computer Science at Loyola in 2008. Aadeel is currently an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as the NSF IGERT in Neuroengineering. He is a member of the Bretl Research Group and currently holds an NIH National Research Service Award MD/PhD Fellowship. His research interests include motor control and sensory feedback for upper limb prosthetic devices, and he has established collaborations with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the John Rogers Research Group at Illinois, and the Range of Motion Project in Guatemala and Ecuador.