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Idaho State University Professor Chen presents seminar on prosthetic hand intelligent control systems

Posted October 25, 2011

Idaho State University Department of Electrical Engineering will present the electrical engineering seminar "Intelligent Control Systems in Prosthetic Hand Applications" by Cheng-Hung Chen, ISU Department of Biological Sciences, from noon to 12:50 p.m. Oct. 28.

The seminar will be held in Room 7 of the Eli Oboler Library on the Pocatello campus and broadcast to Room 311 at the Center for Higher Education at Idaho State University–Idaho Falls.

The seminar will highlight the latest research in intelligent control systems for a smart prosthetic hand. The author conducted his doctoral studies in these emerging areas under the guidance of D. Subbaram Naidu, ISU electrical engineering professor and ISU School of Engineering director.

In the United States, there are approximately 1.9 million people living with limb loss, due to conflicts, wars, accidents or birth defects. By the year 2050, the projected number of Americans living with limb amputation will become 3.6 million. However, reproducing the human hand in all it various functions is still a challenging task.