ECSE faculty Dr. Michael Fu awarded NSF Career Award

Although functional electrical stimulation (FES) devices have become commonplace in the last few decades, helping people recover muscle movement after a stroke, researchers still don’t know for certain when patients are actually trying to move the muscle, holding back—or even quitting entirely.

Knowing that could make FES even more effective, said Michael Fu, an assistant professor of electrical, computer and systems engineering at the Case School of Engineering, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a staff scientist at The MetroHealth System.

The National Science Foundation agreed earlier this year, giving him a five-year, $549,000 National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Award to continue research on specific FES questions through 2025.


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