MEC17: A Sense of What's to Come
MEC is a triennial symposium of special interest to those who work in the fields of upper limb prosthetics and myoelectric control (including upper and lower limb). As in previous years, it was hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a research institute recognized worldwide for its pioneering work in myoelectric controls.
MEC17 was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, August 15-18, 2017.
The Full MEC17 Proceedings are now available.
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The conference program and schedule can be viewed here.
Courses and workshops geared towards clinicians, engineers, and researchers who work in the fields of upper limb prosthetics and myoelectric control (including upper and lower limb) were offered during MEC17.
Jeff Tiessen, an amputee of nearly 40 years, is president and publisher of Disability Today Publishing Group (DTPG), a disability community pioneer and leader for over 25 years. Tiessen, a three-time Paralympic medallist and world record holder, award-winning journalist , and Canadian Disability Hall of Fame inductee, is a respected advocate and keenly aware of the informational needs of Canadians with limb loss through personal experience and a vast network of amputee colleagues, O&P practitioners, and industry partners.
Doug Weber, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Weber is also a Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he is managing a portfolio of neuroscience and neurotechnology programs.