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Dr. Eric Wade Technology for Motor-Neurorehabilitation
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Eric Wade's story of recovery illustrates the challenges faced in solving one of healthcare's most common pitfalls. In this talk, Eric shows how everyday technology can become part of the solution to empower clinicians and improve lives for those dealing with a variety of medical conditions.
Dr. Eric Wade is an assistant professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He worked previously as a postdoctoral researcher in the Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy of the University of Southern California (USC) under the guidance of Prof. Carolee J. Winstein, and was also a member of the Interaction Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science under the guidance of Prof. Maja Mataric'. His latter postdoctoral research was funded by the NIH supported T32 Training for Rehabilitation Efficacy and Effectiveness Trials fellowship at USC.

Dr. Wade received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from MIT in 2007, where he was advised by Prof. Harry Asada. He received a dual MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and ME from MIT in 2004, and his BS in ME from MIT in 2000.

Dr. Wade's research interests include wearable health monitoring, biological signal processing, motor learning and rehabilitation, robotics, mechatronics, and system dynamics.