David J. Reinkensmeyer

David J. Reinkensmeyer is a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California at Irvine. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley studying robotics and the neuroscience of human movement. He carried out postdoctoral studies at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Medical School from 1994 to 1997, building one of the first robotic devices for rehabilitation therapy after stroke. He became an assistant professor at U.C. Irvine in 1997, establishing a research program that develops robotic and sensor-based systems for movement training and assessment following neurologic injuries and disease.

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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