Advanced Platform Technology Center
Congratulations Team Cleveland!!!
Team Cleveland won gold in the first ever Cybathlon that was held in Zurich, Switzerland on October 8, 2016!
Team Cleveland will compete in the Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike Race. In this competition, pilots with complete Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are equipped with implanted neural stimulation systems that enable them to pedal a cycling device for 750m on a circular race track.
About the Cybathlon
Source: Cybathlon 2016: Official Trailer
The Cybathlon is an international championship for pilots (individuals with disabilities) who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The competitions are comprised of different disciplines that apply the most modern powered knee prostheses, wearable arm prostheses, powered exoskeletons, powered wheelchairs, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. The main goal of the Cybathlon is to provide a platform for the development of novel assistive technologies that are useful for daily life. The first ever Cybathlon will be held at the Swiss Arena, Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland on October 8, 2016.
Team Cleveland (OH) is comprised of pilots (individuals with spinal cord injuries), researchers and staff at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (APT Center and FES Center), Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. Team Cleveland is led by Ron Triolo, PhD, Executive Director of the Advanced Platform Technology Center who has over 23 years of experience in the design, development and clinical testing of motor system neuroprostheses, as well as in the design and evaluation of myoelectrically controlled above-knee limb prostheses.
Ron Triolo, PhD – Team Leader
Musa Audu, PhD – Investigator and Musculoskeletal Computer Modeling Expert
Andy Cornwell, PhD – Investigator and Functional Electrical Stimulation Specialist
Paul Marasco, PhD – Investigator and Bike Mechanic Extraordinaire
John McDaniel, PhD – Investigator and Exercise Physiologist
Stephanie Bailey, BSE – Project Manager
Erica Cikanek, MBA – Director of External Affairs
Kevin Foglyano, BSE – Biomedical Engineer
Vi Huynh, MHA – Director of Operations
Joonhyuk Lee – Undergraduate student
Lisa Lombardo, MPT – Physical Therapist
Megan Moynahan, MS – Director of Development
Mark Nandor, MS – Mechanical Engineer
Beth Orzell, CPO – Prosthetist
John Schnellenberger, MS – Electrical Engineer
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Team Cleveland is looking to collaborate with individuals and organizations that are interested in supporting innovative biomedical research, educating the general public about individuals with spinal cord injuries and/or showcasing Cleveland as a region for medical research and collaboration.
For more information please contact teamCLE@aptcenter.org