January 14, 2013 • 07:57:13 a.m.

Building Bionics at Fermilab

The Fermilab Lecture Series will present Dr. Todd Kuiken of Northwestern University at 8 p.m. Friday, January 18. The cost is $7.

Dr. Kuiken is renowned for his research in developing a surgical technique called targeted muscle reinnervation. With TMR it is possible to take 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. Kuiken will provide the latest in this groundbreaking procedure when he talks on “Building Bionics” in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium, which is in Wilson Hall. The main entrance is via Pine Street at Kirk Road in Batavia. Reserve tickets by calling 630-8402787.

For information on this and all Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series offerings, go to www.fnal.gov/culture.


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