Meet Shawn Kelly, Ph.D.

Shawn Kelly, Ph.D., Courtesy Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Senior Systems Scientist, Engineering Research Accelerator, Carnegie Mellon University

On March 22, 2021 Dr. Kelly –now at Carnegie Mellon University– appeared on Science for the Public’s Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program to discuss his current research: A Wearable Brain-Stimulation Device. He described the design and testing of a wearable device that records neural circuits with great accuracy. This device will help in the design of precise therapeutic interventions to treat neurodegenerative diseases.

Some years ago, while he was at MIT, Dr. Kelly gave 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.