for Wireless Aids in Health Care (CWHC) (
Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, Children's
Oakland Research Institute )
To help millions
environmental control efficiently, including lighting, security,
access to the modern electronics for personal, home and hospital care
cell phone, computers, play station, TV, DVD and etc.
patients who will
benefit from R&D projects in CWHC:
leading cause of adult disability in USA. - Ambulation,
arm and hand motor function loss, and oral communication disabilities. - Over 0.5
million Americans survive strokes each year. - Prevalence
is 6 million for various disabilities from motor function loss and
communication deficits. - Personalized
therapy for stroke caused disabilities consumes 3-4% of the national
budget in the US (NIH data).
Cord Injuries (SCI)
- The annual
incidence is 12,000; prevalence is 300,000 in U.S.A. (18 % have
that in most compromise upper extremity use).
- The annual
medical cost is 9.3 billion dollars (NSCISC 2004).
Brain Injuries (TBI)
of 320,000 per year, U.S.A.
of 2400 per year U.S.A.
except for eye movement (e.g. ALS, 1000 per year)
support any PC with Bluetooth hardware.
-We will negotiate
with Bluetooth based devices (cell phone, play station, etc.) companies
soon: a list of commercial available Bluetooth based devices supported
will be published on our CWHC website.
with the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
at the University of California,
medical scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
secretary of the National Academy of Engineering
member of Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and
National Academy of Engineering.
or co-authored over 500 articles, abstracts, and presentations.