Shawn Kelly, PhD, Senior Systems Scientist, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie-Mellon University. In this bio, Dr. Kelly discusses what drew him to a very exciting but demanding field that combines expertise in both electrical engineering and medical research. He also explains what the public needs to know about today's very promising development of prostheses and implants. Dr. Kelly joined Carnegie-Mellon University in 2011.
Dr. Kelly has given two presentations for Science for the Public: The Electric Eye: A Visual Prosthesis in 2010, and Bionic Being: The New Prostheses in 2011. In these talks, he described the great advances in modern prostheses --and the engineering challenges.