Sumner L. Norman

Sumner L. Norman received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah in 2012 and the M.S. degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2015. From 2011-2012, he worked as a Research Assistant with the University of Utah Haptics and Embedded Mechatronics Laboratory. In 2012, he received the graduate research fellowship award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is currently working toward the PhD degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include human-machine interface optimization for the purpose of robotically assisted neurorehabilitation and learning.

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Movement Anticipation and EEG: Implications for BCI-Contingent Robot Therapy
Brain-computer interfacing is a technology that has the potential to improve patient engagement in robot-assisted rehabilitation therapy. For example, movement intention reduces mu (8-13 Hz) oscillation amplitude over the sensorimotor cortex, a phenomenon referred to as event-related desynchronization (ERD). In... Read more