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Robotic Arm Research Presented at Conference

Oct. 7, 2014

Kiran George, associate professor of computer engineering, and his students are presenting their high-tech robotic arm system at the Oct. 5-8 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.

To share their research to improve the quality of life for patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, Cal State Fullerton's Kiran George and his students are presenting their brain-computer interface controlled robotic arm at this week's IEEE 2014 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics in San Diego.

George and the students are developing a low-cost, brain-computer interface-assisted robotic system that allows such patients, with minimal effort and training, to perform simple, but significant tasks, that they would otherwise be unable to perform. 

"We've been working with ALS patients to build a cost-effective system that would assist people in regaining control," said George, associate professor of computer engineering, who also is a panelist on a discussion about the state-of-the-art technology.

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