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6944: Disruptive Robotic Technologies Augmenting Human Performance

Smarter Business

Conor Walsh brings together researchers to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance. This research includes wearable robotic devices to further the scientific understanding of how humans interact with machines, including how they assist those with upper extremity weakness to perform daily living activities.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Tue (February 12), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Conor Walsh

Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard

Conor Walsh is a Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
He is the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical and business communities to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance. This research includes new approaches to the design, manufacture and control of wearable robotic devices and characterizing their performance through biomechanical and physiological studies so as to further the scientific understanding of how humans interact with such machines.