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E-dermis for perceiving touch and pain in the The Baltimore Sun.
July 25, 2018

Our e-dermis and sensory feedback work was featured in The Baltimore Sun. Combined with neuromorphic stimulation models, the e-dermis enables a prosthesis and its user to perceive sensations of touch and pain. The work led by graduate student Luke Osborn was recently published in the June 2018 issue of Science Robotics.

tbme_feature Prosthesis with neuromorphic multilayered e-dermis perceives touch and pain featured on Science Robotics cover
June 20, 2018

Work led by graduate student Luke Osborn, was featured on the cover of this month's issue of Science Robotics. The article describes how a prosthetic hand and its user can perceive sensations of both touch and pain through a new electronic dermis using neuromorphic responses. The paper has been heavily featured in numerous news and media outlets including Wired, The Atlantic, and Futurism. Follow the full press coverage on Altmetric. See the JHU press release here. See Luke's interview with AAAS here. Read the full paper in Science Robotics.

tbme_feature Novel adaptive sparse representation method for myoelectric pattern recognition featured in IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering
March 25, 2018

Work done by Dr. Thakor's lab, led by graduate student Joseph Betthauser, was featured in this month's issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. The article focuses on a novel, robust method using adaptive sparse representations for myoelectric pattern recognition. Read the full paper on IEEE Xplore.

ECoG-controlled BMI featured in IEEE Spectrum Magazine
Aug 21, 2014

Work done by Dr. Thakor's lab in collaboration with Dr. Nathan Crone and the JHU Applied Physics Lab was featured in this month's issue of the IEEE Spectrum Magazine. The article focuses on their recent successes in using electrocorticographic signals to control a brain-machine interface, and ongoing work in using these signals in speech prostheses.

Advanced prosthesis control and amputee training featured in The Baltimore Sun
Dec 16, 2012

Mike Powell (2nd Year MSE Candidate) and Dr. Albert Chi (Johns Hopkins Hospital Trauma Surgeon) were featured in the Baltimore Sun for their work training a transhumeral amputee to control an advanced prosthetic device using surface-EMG pattern recognition.

Lab-on-a-chip device featured in Highlights in Chemical Technology
Jan 19, 2010

A novel circular microfluidic device developed by the Microsystems group was featured in Highlights in Chemical Technology. Their design, which is a step beyond lab-on-a-chip devices, allows for the control of multiple, simultaneous microenvironments to study axon-glial interactions in the CNS.

Cardiact arrest and hypothermia research featured in Hopkins Medicine magazine
May 26, 2009

Dr. Nitish Thakor (BME) and Dr. Romergryko Geocadin (Neurology) were featured in the recent issue of Hopkins Medicine Magazine. The article titled, “The Big Chill”, describes cutting-edge collaborative research to explore the mechanisms and therapeutic benefits of hyopethermia after cardiac arrest.

Discovery Channel covers the Brain-Computer Interface group
May 20, 2009

The BCI group's research on neuroprostheses and cerebellar ataxia was recently the subject of a Discovery Channel feature describing future "cyborg" technologies. The complete video can be viewed here.

PURA award winner featured in JHU Gazette for EMG prosthetics work
April 7, 2009

BME undergradudate student, David Huberdeau, was recently featured in this week's issue of the JHU Gazette. As a Provost Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) winner, David has been using a Cyberglove to help enable amputees control individual fingers of a prosthetic hand using surface myolectric signals.

Cardiact arrest and hypothermia research featured in The Monitor
January 10, 2009

Dr. Romergryko Geocadin and his research team were featured in the Winter 2008 edition of The Monitor - a quarterly publication from Johns Hopkins Anaesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine. Details of their research can be found here.

Brain-Computer Interface group featured in IEEE Spectrum magazine
May 8, 2008

The BCI Group was featured in this month’s issue of the IEEE Spectrum Magazine for an article titled “Mastering the Brain-Computer Interface”. The article focuses on work by Soumya Acharya, Vikram Aggarwal, Girish Singhal and others to translate between the neural signals of the brain and the machine language of a prosthetic arm.

Cardiact arrest and hypothermia research featured in Hopkins Medicine magazine
February 2, 2008

Two articles entitled “Asynchronous Decoding of Dexterous Finger Movements Using M1 Neurons” (Aggarwal, Acharya, Tenore et al) and “Decoding Individuated Finger Movements Using Volume-Constrained Neuronal Ensembles in the M1 Hand Area” (Acharya, Tenore, Aggarwal et al) were featured in this month’s issue of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering special issue on Neuroprostheses.

Neuroprosthetics research covered by MIT Tech Review
July 25, 2007

In collaboration with Marc Schieber at the University of Rochester Medical Center, researchers in the BCI group have demonstrated how signals from the brain can be used to control a multi-fingered robotic hand to play the piano. Details of this breakthrough can be found in the current issue of MIT Tech Review.


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