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June 11, 2013 | UW Today
New tasks become as simple as waving a hand with brain-computer interfaces
Small electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs simply by thinking about how to execute those actions. This technology could improve communication and daily life for a person who is paralyzed or has lost the ability to speak from a stroke or neurodegenerative disease.
June 7, 2013 | SPIE
UW Bioengineering professor Dr. Ruikang (Ricky) Wang has been elected as a SPIE Fellow. Dr. Wang, who is known for investigating the properties of light, biotissue, and their interactions and pioneering biomedical optical imaging applications, is one of 69 fellows elected this year to SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.