Dustin J. Tyler, PhD Kent H. Smith Professor

Dr. Tyler’s has more than 25 years of design, development, and clinical implementation of neural interfaces. His expertise and interests include directly connecting humans and technology over neural system to improve human performance and capability. His areas of work include clinical trials of Class III medical devices with emphasis on neural interfaces; acute and chronic pre-clinical studies in small and large mammalian models, and computational neuroscience. His research activity ranges from early technology innovation to clinical implementation of neural interface devices and systems; application of neural interfaces for restoration of natural sensation and control in limb loss; neuromimetic devices and materials; MEMS technology applied to development of advanced neural devices; neuromodulation system development; computational neural modeling; neural prostheses for restoration of lost function in physically intact, but neurologically impaired individuals; and neural prostheses for head and neck applications. Prior to his academic research career, Dr. Tyler spent several years in the commercial sector commercializing neural prosthesis for restoration of function in spinal cord injured and stroke patients. He led research and development efforts for neuromodulation of patients with dysphagia, as well as, managing the development of clinical programming software for Class III medical devices. Dr. Tyler received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, USA in 1992 and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1999.

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Novel Methods to Restore Sensory and Motor Function