Vivian K. Mushawar

Vivian K. Mushahwar (M’97) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, in 1996. She received postdoctoral training at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA, and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Centre for Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Her research interests include identification of spinal cord systems involved in locomotion, development of spinal-cord-based neuroprostheses, incorporation of motor control concepts in functional electrical stimulation applications, and development of systems for alleviating secondary side effects of immobility such as pressure ulcers. Dr. Mushahwar is a member of the IFESS, American Physiological Society, and Society for Neuroscience. She is the leader of the Project SMART (Sensory Motor Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology) team and the Director of the Canada Foundation for Innovation Centre for Neural Interfaces and Rehabilitation Neuroscience.

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The Fabrication, Implantation, and Stability of Intraspinal Microwire Arrays in the Spinal Cord of Cat and Rat
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