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Fermilab Lecture Series presents:
Building Bionics
Dr. Todd Kuiken, Northwestern University
Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $7

Amazing developments are being made each day in the possibilities for those with limb loss. Dr. Kuiken has been renowned for his research in developing a surgical technique called Targeted Muscle Reinnervation(TMR). With TMR it is possible to take the residual nerves in an amputated limb and transfer them to spare muscle and skin in or near the limb. The nerves grow into this muscle, and then the surface EMG over this muscle can be used as an additional control signal. To date, this surgery has been successful in fifty patients, including fourteen servicemen and women.

Dr. Kuiken is currently the Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The CBM has four labs and over forty people developing ways to improve the function for people with limb loss.

Dr. Kuiken's research is very interdisciplinary and highly collaborative. His team includes engineers, prosthetists, neuroscientists, therapists and physicians at all level of training. Dr. Kuiken is an internationally respected leader in the care of people with limb loss: both as an active treating physician and a research scientist.


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