April 10, 2008

4-6 PM

Cannon Room, HMS Quad



Speaker:                                 James J. Collins, PhD


Title:                                        “Tuning up your patients: noise-enhanced human function.”


Question:                                 How can we improve human balance control and sensory function?


Quantitative Method:              Stochastic resonance and noise-based sensory prosthetics.


Medical Impact:                      This work has led to the creation of a new class of medical devices to address complications resulting from diabetic neuropathy, restore brain function following stroke, and improve elderly balance.


Suggested Reading:               Harry JD, Niemi J, Priplata AA and Collins JJ. Balancing act. IEEE Spectrum, April: 36-41 (2005).


Speaker URL:                         http://www.bu.edu/abl/