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The Body Electric: 2019 Medical Electronics Symposium

  • Dates:
    May 21
    May 22, 2019
  • Location: Cleveland, OH, U.S.
  • Address: Tudor Arms Hotel

The 2019 Medical Electronics Symposium will bring together experts to cover topics ranging from medical robotics to implantable devices and neural interfaces. 

Battelle Division Manager Rick Brooks will be presenting during the symposium. His presentation is May 21 and is entitled “From Restoring Movement in Quadriplegia to Rehabilitating Stroke: Leveraging AI and Electronics Advancements Across the Medical Landscape."

Battelle’s NeuroLife® system empowers paralyzed patients to regain conscious control of their fingers, hand and wrist by bridging damaged areas of the nervous system. The complete neural bridging system encompasses a number of breakthrough advancements in massive data collection and processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, and functional electrical stimulation control software and hardware. These advancements can be applied individually and in combination to drive state of the art assessment and treatment in a variety of use cases and conditions. This talk will explore the ways advancements in this field may improve diagnostic, assistive and rehabilitative outcomes for patients experiencing a wide variety of neurological dysfunctions.

Speaker bio:
Rick Brooks
Rick Brooks is Division Manager for systems, software and electrical engineering for Battelle’s medical devices and health analytics business. He also is the Product Development Manager for Battelle’s NeuroLife program and DeviceSecure® Services suite. Rick has 20 years of experience leading multi-functional product development teams to create products that improve people’s lives. He has served in a variety of technical and leadership roles with commercial and government customers at Battelle, General Dynamics, Rubbermaid Healthcare, and Invensys. Rick has deep experience with process improvement initiatives focusing on lean principles and improved operational performance.