Robert Kirsch and colleagues work to revolutionize artificial limbs

CWRU researchers perform pioneering work on artificial limbs

The News-Herald: Biomedical engineering professor Robert F. Kirsch and his colleagues are working on functional electrical stimulation, or FES, projects that could revolutionize the function of artificial arms and other upper-limb prosthetics. “We’re building on lessons learned from devices used for the last 30 years by people dealing with spinal cord injuries, stroke and other neurological disorders,’’ Kirsch said. “Our goal is to move forward from those experiences to bring something to prosthetics that right now does not exist.’’