Manufacturing Brown Bag Seminar - Dr. Andy Butler, GSU

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  • Date/Time:
    • Monday November 12, 2012
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Room 4211, Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex (MRDC)
  • Phone: (404) 894-9100
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Tina Guldberg

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute



Summary Sentence: A weekly seminar series hosted by the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

Full Summary: "Stroke Tele-rehabilitation for U.S. Veterans" - Dr. Andy Butler, Assoc. Dean for Research and Chair, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Georgia State University

You are invited to come to the next Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute Manufacturing Brown Bag Seminar on Monday, November 12, featuring Dr. Andy Butler, who will speak on "Stroke Tele-rehabilitation for U.S. Veterans."

Abstract: A major public health issue is the variability in the quality and quantity of treatment that stroke survivors receive based on their proximity to major metropolitan medical centers.  This talk will describe a system of stroke patient monitoring and delivery of state-of-the-art stroke therapy that is accessible for rural or underserved veterans. A description of Robotic-based hand and foot therapy devices for delivery of therapy will be described. Implications for design improvements and future challenges for manufacturing will be discussed.

Biography: Dr. Butler is a neuroscientist and physical therapist with a special interest in motor control, neuro-rehabilitation, functional neuroimaging, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. He is currently the Associate Dean for Research and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in the B.F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. He is a Senior Health Scientist at the Atlanta VA medical center.  He is director of the clinical neuroplasticty lab at Georgia State University. He is currently the PI on a project investigating the use of rehabilitation robots in the home of veterans (Field test of stroke telerehabiliaton VA118-10-RP-0418). He is also investigating the change in connectivity of brain regions in stroke patients (Brain Activation in Humans 1I01RX) and how specific genetic profiles may predict the capacity for neural plasticity (Cramer R01 NS058755).

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