Tech Sandbox winner continues to shine

larsCrawfordLars Crawford, graduate of the Neurobiology/Computational Neuroscience program’s class of 2014, was recently accepted into the Technology Commercialization Fellowship Program at the University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization for his work on a virtual home rehabilitation system called vHAB. A kinematic hand sensor and custom EMG sleeve controls a set of dynamic games that emulate traditional upper extremity therapy tasks and is designed to keep patients motivated in their home rehabilitation while collecting usage and ability data over time. The vHAB concept was a winner in the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering’s Tech Sandbox course/competition in which Lars’ team, also including bioengineering graduate students Brian Mogen and Tyler Libey, created the system. The team has continued to work on the project to push it toward market and help to improve lives. The fellowship is intended to provide personal funding and mentorship to help Lars realize this goal. Congratulations!