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ECE Explorations (200): PSYONIC - The Future of Bionics

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
PSYONIC
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 6, 2022   5:00 pm  
Speaker
Aadeel Akhtar, CEO, Founder, PSYONIC
Contact
Kat Darr | Office of Advancement | 1070 ECE Building
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Originating Calendar
Illinois ECE Explorations

Abstract:
PSYONIC develops advanced bionic limbs that are affordable and accessible to all people with limb differences. PSYONIC's first product, the Ability Hand, is a multiarticulated bionic hand that is the fastest on the market, robust to impacts, and gives users touch feedback. It is also covered by Medicare in the US. This talk will detail the development of the Ability Hand, its current capabilities, and further advancements in bionic limbs that will be coming in the near future.

Bio:
Dr. Aadeel Akhtar is the CEO and Founder of PSYONIC, a company developing advanced bionic limbs that are accessible to all people with limb differences. Dr. Akhtar received his PhD in Neuroscience and MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. He received an MS in Computer Science in 2008 and BS in Biology in 2007 at Loyola University Chicago. In 2021, he was named as one of MIT Technology Review’s top 35 Innovators Under 35 and America’s Top 50 Disruptors in Newsweek.

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