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SCI-ISIG Webinar

Functional Electrical Stimulation: Past, present, future and lessons learned


9 MAY // 12:00 PM ET


Dr. Popovic will cover some of the basic concepts pertinent to Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and what has happened in the field over the past 60+ years. He will talk about lessons learned, successes, challenges and where the field may be in the next 20+ years. This will likely be a biased perspective on the field, but it will present some unique insights that Dr. Popovic and his team got over the past 25 years trying diverse technical and clinical solutions in the FES field.




Milos R. Popovic is the Director of KITE Research Institute at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network. He is also a Professor (Tenured) in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Popovic is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He is the co-founder and director of (i) MyndTec; (ii) the CentRe for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (CRANIA) at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto; (iii) the CRANIA Neuromodulation Institute at the University of Toronto; and (iv) the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Popovic is also the founder of FabrIc-Based REsearch (FIBRE) Platform and the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory, both located at the KITE Research Institute. Dr. Popovic held the Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research appointment from 2007 until 2017.