Is it possible to restore function to a paralyzed limb? Or to control the tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease? These are two of the several topics that will be presented at the Neural Interfaces Conference, June 16-18, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland.
“Neural interfaces have already provided substantive benefits to many individuals. This conference will feature presentations from the most distinguished researchers in the field and will give participants the opportunity to share with each other the latest technological advances,” said P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedics at Case Western Reserve and executive director of the Cleveland FES Center.
In addition, in the 38-year history of this conference, previously known as the Neural Interfaces Workshop, Peckham notes that this is the first time the location has been moved outside of the Washington, D.C., area. Case Western Reserve was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to organize the conference.