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Merging Humans and Machines to Assist Human Movement – Daniel Ferris

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT


Daniel Ferris

Robert W. Adenbaum Professor
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida


The University of Florida Human Neuromechanics Laboratory studies the science and engineering of bionic prostheses, robotic exoskeletons, and mobile brain computer interfaces. The two goals are to better understand how humans control their bodies and to develop new technologies to assist human movement in health and disability. Prof. Dan Ferris will discuss why both neuroscience and biomechanics are necessary to engineer new human augmentation technologies and how studying humans using prostheses, exoskeletons, and mobile brain imaging can enhance our understanding of human physiology.


Short Bio:

Daniel Ferris is the Robert W. Adenbaum Professor of Engineering Innovation at the University of Florida. Dr. Ferris completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, M.S. at the University of Miami, and B.S. at the University of Central Florida. After completing postdoctoral fellowships at the UCLA Department of Neurology and the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan for 16 years. In 2017, Dr. Ferris moved to the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. 


Kei Masani


March 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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