Daniel Young

Graduate Student

Case Western Reserve University

Biomedical Engineer

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland FES Center

Dan Young’s research focuses on the use of an intracortical brain-computer-interface (iBCI) to improve upper extremity neuroprostheses control. He has explored neural modulation while a person with paralysis controlling a virtual arm reaches using both endpoint and joint commands. Additionally, Dan has worked to improve iBCI control of functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems for restoring real arm movements to a person with spinal cord injury. Towards this aim, Dan has investigated the stimulation artifacts and ways to reduce the noise source during brain-control of self-initiated arm movements.

Dan graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2012. He has been lucky to stay at CWRU for his PhD program, with a focus in Neural Engineering. He is mentored by Dr. Bolu Ajiboye and Dr. Robert Kirsch, and is a member of the BrainGate collaboration and Cleveland FES Center.

Partner Institutions

Brown Emory University Harvard Medical School MGH Stanford School of Medicine University of California, Davis DVA