The Cleveland Open Source Modular Implant Innovators Community (COSMIIC)

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This talk will introduce the Cleveland Open Source Modular Implant Innovators Community (COSMIIC) – see The overall goal of COSMIIC is to establish an open source, modular network of active implantable devices for use in pre-clinical and early feasibility human research, and to provide ongoing support for this technology through a vibrant, sustainable community of users. The concept is based on our established platform ecosystem, the Networked Neuroprosthesis (NNP), which provides a solid technological platform with an established regulatory status for human use. The COSMIIC concept is being established through major funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) Program. The project includes a broad investigative team in Cleveland at CWRU, MHS, VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; as well as investigators at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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  • Date: 29 Feb 2024
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
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Kevin Kilgore




Received the BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1983, and the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, in 1987 and 1991. He is currently the P. Hunter Peckham & George J. Picha Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Orthopaedics and Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth System and School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. He is also a Biomedical Engineer in the Research Service of the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System and is an Associate Director in the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center. His research interests are in the clinical applications of functional electrical stimulation to provide hand and arm function for individuals with paralysis, implantable health monitoring, and electrical nerve conduction
block for pain and spasticity control. He is also seeking to establish an open source implantable system for research use, described at



5:30 for registration and refreshments

6pm presentation followed by questions and answers. The presentation will be livestreamed.


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