Online Master's in Biomedical Engineering @ Case.edu
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Personnel

Tyler, Dustin
Director
Kent H Smith Professor, BME

Wickenden 101
Phone: 216-368-0319
Fax: 216-368-4872
dustin.tyler@case.edu

Research Associates and Post-doctoral Investigators

Graczyk, Emily, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Wickenden 102
Phone: 216-368-8675
Fax: 216-368-4872
emily.graczyk@case.edu

PhD Candidates  

 
Platon Lukyanenko
PhD Student
High DoF Control with implanted EMG electrodes.

My work primarily focuses on improving prosthetic hand control interfaces, a major limiting factor to the adoption of state-of-the-art prosthetic hands. In particular, I work towards providing intuitive high-degree-of-freedom control by decoding user intent from chronically implanted electromyographic electrodes through machine learning and user-specific motor control models. Controllers are tested in a Virtual Reality system, and so can be applied to fields outside of prosthetics and more generally towards man-machine interfacing. I’ve also worked towards improving our lab’s ability to accurately model peripheral nerve interfaces and axonal behavior.

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Nabeel Chowdhury

PhD Student
Sensorimotor Integration

My work has to do with understanding how the tactile sensations created by stimulating the peripheral nerves integrate with the motor system. I am investigating how these artificial tactile sensations are processed by the brain at an intuitive level and how this subconscious processing augments the motor plan that is created when controlling our hands. Currently this is studied through the use of upper limb prostheses, but the applications of this research should help us understand how tactile feedback is used for able bodied individuals as well. The overall goal of my research is to close the disconnect that exists between our understanding of how tactile feedback is felt and how our motor commands descending from our brain are used.