Neuroprostheses Expert to Give Biomedical Engineering
Lecture on Thursday
The Inaugural Medtronic Lecture, "Neuroprostheses for
Restoration of Movement," will be presented by P. Hunter
Peckham, professor of biomedical engineering and
orthopedics at Case Western Reserve University, at 4 p.m.
on Thursday, Nov. 11, in 210 Hodson Hall on the Homewood
campus. The lecture is sponsored by Medtronic Inc. and
hosted by the Whitaker
Biomedical Engineering Institute at Johns Hopkins.
Peckham's research focuses on neural engineering and
neuroprostheses to restore function to paralyzed
He and his collaborators have developed implantable
neural prostheses that utilize electrical stimulation to
control neuromuscular activation and control. These
prostheses have been used clinically to provide hand and
arm function in individuals with cervical level spinal cord
injury. In his lecture, Peckham will discuss examples of
upper and lower extremity neuroprostheses to restore arm
mobility, standing and ambulation and describe likely
In addition to his professorship, Peckham is director
of the Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence in Functional
Electrical Stimulation, a consortium involving the
Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case and MetroHealth Medical
Center. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from Clarkson College of Technology and his
doctorate in biomedical engineering from Case.
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