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Model-based activation of the median nerve

Project Full Title:

Development of an electrode array to control activation of different parts of the median nerve using a computer model.

Project Mentor(s):

Polasek,Katharine

Project Mentor(s) EMail:

polasek@hope.edu

Project Start Date:

5/13/2019

Project End Date:

7/20/2019

Project Description:

This interdisciplinary project will incorporate the disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, and Neuroscience. However the project is specifically housed within the Hope College Department of Engineering.

The overall goal of this research is to develop a non-invasive, home-based therapy for treating phantom limb pain. This project focuses on using mathematical models to predict effective electrode configurations and stimulation parameters to activate different portions of the nerve.

This position will entail significant computer work so knowledge of programming in Matlab or a similar language is needed. If you are hired for this position you will be a member of a research team where some people are concentrating on experimental data collection with human subjects. If you are interested, you would have the opportunity to contribute in other areas of the project as well.

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