Omar Tawakol

Omar Tawakol


I am a biomedical engineering PhD candidate at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Over the past five years, I have worked on designing and testing a novel wireless neural interface to restore motor function in people with complete spinal cord injury. Our team has managed to perform some preliminary animal work during which we have investigated the feasibility of the system. So far, we have established the clinical stability of the system in short-term animal experiments. We are currently planning on investigating the long-term stability in preparation for clinical testing in humans.

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