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Chet Moritz, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

About Chet Moritz, PhD

Chet Moritz received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, studying the neuromechanics of human movement. A post-doc at the University of Colorado introduced him to the neural control of dexterous hand movements, while a second post-doc at the University of Washington began his interest in neural devices to treat paralysis.

He is now the CJ and Elizabeth Hwang endowed associate professor in the departments Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also serves as the Co-director for the Center for Neurotechnology, an interdisciplinary group of engineers, neuroscientists, and clinicians. He and his research team focus on developing and testing novel technologies to restore movement and other functions after spinal cord injury. 

 

Articles Reviewed by Chet Moritz, PhD

Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation: A New Frontier in Treating Spinal Cord Injuries?

A small trial from the University of Washington of noninvasive electrical stimulation showed lots of promise for people with spinal cord injuries. Some participants regained use of their hands.

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