Latin American Lecture Series Spring 2015

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Latin American Lecture Series Spring 2015 says
Title: Osseointegrated Implant System for Neural Control
Speaker: Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan

Date: Thursday, April 9th 12-1:30pm
Location: HBH 1000, Heinz College, CMU
Light lunch and beverages will be provided

Dr. Ortiz Catalan has gladly accepted our invitation to share his research and development of the first bionic arm connected to bones, nerves and muscles, a technology that has been used for the first patient in his daily and professional activities for over two years. Dr. Ortiz Catalan has also developed a novel treatment for phantom limb pain (PLP) based on augmented reality and myoelectric pattern recognition. This treatment has shown success in chronic PLP patients from whom no other treatment was effective.

Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan received his Electronics Engineering degree in 2005 by the ITEMS Campus Toluca, Mexico. He spent one year of his engineering formation at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France. He worked 2 years in industrial automation before joining the M.Sc. program in Complex Adaptive System, at Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Sweden, graduating in 2009. In 2014, he obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from CTH in collaboration with the Centre of Orthopaedic Osseointegration at Sahlgrenska University Hospital (COO-SUH), and Integrum AB, Sweden. During his PhD, he was invited researcher at Neural Rehabilitation Engineering Lab in the Université chatolique de Louvain, Belgium, and Research Engineer at Integrum AB. He is currently Research Scientist at CTH and COO-SUH, as well as R&D Manager at Integrum AB. His research interests include bioelectric signals acquisition electronics (analog and digital); signal processing and artificial intelligence algorithms for pattern recognition and control; neuromuscular interfaces; bone-anchored prostheses and osseointegration; as well as virtual and augmented reality for neuromuscular rehabilitation and the treatment of phantom limb pain.

He has won several academic and industrial awards such as “Leadership and Academic Excellence” by ITESM, Mexico; the “Young Scientist Forum Scholarship” by GöteborgBio, Sweden; the youngest recipient of the “You Can Make a Difference Award” by one of the world’s largest transnational companies; and the “European Youth Award” by the European Council.

More information about Dr. Ortiz Catalan's research is found in the following link:

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By: Latino/a Graduate Student Association

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