James Patton

    Email Address: pattonj@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Bioengineering
    Title: Error-augmented bimanual therapy for stroke survivors

    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: No

    Research Interest:
    Making use of visual display technology and human-robotic interfaces, many researchers have illustrated various opportunities to distort visual and physical realities. We have had success with interventions such as error augmentation, sensory crossover, and negative viscosity. Judicial application of these techniques leads to training situations that enhance the learning process and can restore movement ability after neural injury. I will trace out clinical studies that have employed such technologies to improve the health and function, as well as share some leading-edge insights that include deceiving the patient, moving the "smarts" of software into the hardware, and examining clinical effectiveness.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 4

    Qualifications of a Student:
    computer programming skills and passion
    math, physics, and engineering courses up to junior level
    Interest in the nervous system
    interest in innovation

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Interested in working on a focus project either as part of a team or as part of a larger project. Very interested in digging deep on a simple topic.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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