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Neuroprosthetics Symposium to Stream Live from Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Gateway Park on Feb. 23


2/21/2012 10:11:28 AM

Worcester, Mass. — Feb. 21, 2012 — The plenary presentations and keynote addresses at Neuroprosthetics 2012, a national symposium focused on the development of next generation artificial limbs, will be available via a live webcast from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Neural Interfaces as Enablers for Advanced Prosthetic Function."

No registration is required to view the webcast. A link to the webcast and the full symposium program are available at www.wpi.edu/+np.

Organized by the Center for Neuroprosthetics in WPI’s Bioengineering Institute (BEI), Neuroprosthetics 2012 is the leading national conference focused on the scientific and engineering problems that must be solved to enable a new generation of artificial limbs that more closely replicate the function of natural limbs.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI was one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 25 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

Contact:

Michael Cohen

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

508-868-4778, mcohen@wpi.edu


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