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Advances in Medical Devices 1

Thursday, April 18, 10:00-11:45
Meridian Ballroom 1, Graduate Minneapolis

Moderator:

"Novel Bio-Synthetic Graft for Tracheal Reconstruction in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Tracheal Stenosis: In Vitro Studies of Axial, and Bending Biomechanics" (DMD2019-3226)
Teja Karkhanis, Texas A&M University

"Wearable Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Device for the Symptomatic Treatment of the Voice Disorder Spasmodic Dysphonia" (DMD2019-3219)
Arash Mahnan, PhD Student, Human Sensorimotor Control Lab, University of Minnesota

"Advancing Deep Brain Stimulation Lead Technology" (DMD2019-3312)
Matthew Johnson, University of Minnesota

"Measurement and Comparison of Multi-Electrode Placement for Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis" (DMD2019-3265)
JungHun Choi, Georgia Southern University

"Quantification of Spasticity in Upper-Arm Muscles Using the PVRM (Position, Velocity and Resistance Meter)" (DMD2019-3279)
Seung Yun Song, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Speaker Bios:

Arash Mahnan, PhD Student, Human Sensorimotor Control Lab, University of Minnesota
Arash is a Ph.D. student in Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control at the Human Sensorimotor Control Lab, University of Minnesota. His work focuses on design and development of medical devices and sensorimotor evaluation and training. Arash is a biomedical engineer by training and interested in incorporating his engineering expertise to advance clinical science and to bridge the gap between these disciplines.


Presentation Abstracts:

"Wearable Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Device for the Symptomatic Treatment of the Voice Disorder Spasmodic Dysphonia" (DMD2019-3219)
Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is an incurable voice disorder that leads to strained or choked speech. Preliminary work showed that voice quality in SD improved by applying vibro-tactile stimulation (VTS) over the larynx as a non-invasive form of neuromodulation. This presentation describes the design and development of a wearable device with the aim of improving voice quality in SD individuals. In addition, preliminary data about the effectiveness of the device for treating the voice symptoms associated with SD will be discussed.


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