Cynthia A. Chestek

Cynthia A. Chestek (S’04-M’10) was born in Erie, PA, USA. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 2010. From 2010 to 2012, she was a Research Associate at the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery. In 2012 she became an Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. She is the author of 26 full-length scientific articles. Her research interests include high-density interfaces to the nervous system for the control of multiple degree of freedom hand and finger movements.

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Closed-loop continuous hand control via chronic recording of regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces
    Loss of the upper limb imposes a devastating interruption to everyday life. Full restoration of natural arm control requires the ability to simultaneously control multiple degrees of freedom (DOFs) of the prosthetic arm and maintain that control over an extended... Read more
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Sharpened and mechanically durable carbon fiber electrode arrays for neural recording
Bioelectric medicine treatments target disorders of the nervous system unresponsive to pharmacological methods. While current stimulation paradigms effectively treat many disorders, the underlying mechanisms are relatively unknown, and current neuroscience recording electrodes are often limited in their specificity to gross... Read more