The Alfred Department of Surgery and Plastic Unit were pleased to host Dr Max Ortiz Catalán. During his visit he visited with research groups and also gave a public lecture that shed light on how biology and mechatronics, can integrate man and machine through intuitive prosthetics, controlled by the mind.
The Alfred’s Mr Frank Bruscino-Raiola Director of Plastic Surgery, Mr Steven Gray, and the Alfred Hospital Osseointegration and Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Team, have helped to pioneer this revolutionary technique which enables amputees to gain better and more natural control of their prosthetic arm. They have strong collaborations with leading centres around the world, including Integrum in Sweden and Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago.
Dr.Max Ortiz Catalán is an Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Signals and Systems research unit, and founder of the Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilita-tion Laboratory (@ChalmersBNL). He works in close collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities (C.A.R.E.) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and Integrum AB, both in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr Ortiz Catalan’s TED talk on this subject has had over 48,000 Views