Studying the effects of applied potential on plasticity will help develop bioelectronics and neurotechnological devices for rehabilitation.
James Abbas is an associate professor and director of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.
His research interests are in applications of neural engineering techniques and technology in the area of medical rehabilitation. Current projects include the development and assessment of systems that use electrical stimulation for therapy after spinal cord injury, systems to improve neuromotor control in children with cerebral palsy, systems to restore sensory capabilities to amputees, and techniques to improve sensorimotor function in people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Total projects: 3
Designing a therapeutic hand device that utilizes electrical stimulation will help improve hand dexterity in people with spinal cord injuries.
Designing a neuromuscular stimulation device for convenient at-home therapy will help people with spinal cord injuries to strengthen hand muscles.