Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering Innovations for Healthcare

Hear from faculty experts as they share the latest innovations in biomedical and rehabilitation in a linked series of micro presentations culminating in an opportunity for Q & A.

Topics include assistive technology, including mobile sensors and wheelchair innovations, plus bone health, osteogenesis innovations and regenerative medicine . Partners from Advocate Aurora Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin and Zablocki VA Medical Center will present the perspective of healthcare providers, with focus on opportunities for research collaboration discussion of tech transfer.

Moderator: Dr. Brooke Slavens

Dr. Slavens is an associate professor in biomedical engineering. Her research interests include upper extremity motion analysis, inverse dynamics modeling, rehabilitation engineering and orthopaedic biomechanics. She is currently investigating upper extremity dynamics during crutch, walker and wheelchair mobility in children and adults with orthopaedic disabilities. She is also the Director of the Mobility Lab at the Innovation Campus Accelerator Building. The lab is cross affiliated with the College of Health Sciences, Department of Occupational Science & Technology and the College of Engineering & Applied Science Department of Biomedical Engineering.


Shivam Bharti Innovation Manager at Advocate Aurora Health
Priyatha Premnath Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UWM
Jacob Rammer Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UWM
Ann Rosenthal MD, Chief of Rheumatology, Will and Cava Ross Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin and Medical Director, Zablocki VA Translational Research Center