Dr. Gerald E. Loeb

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    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Featured Author: Gerald E. Loeb


    Gerald E. Loeb (b. 1948, New Brunswick, NJ) received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and Doctor of Medicine in 1972 at Johns Hopkins University. He was an intramural scientist at the National Institutes of Health 1973-1988 before moving to Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) as Professor of Physiology and Director of the Bio-Medical Engineering Unit. He is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, a position he has held since 1999.

    Dr. Loeb is listed in Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Magazine’s 100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry. He is the inventor of a biomimetic tactile sensing system, for which he was given the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award in 2013. SynTouch LLC, a spin-off company for which he serves as CEO, was designated a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

    Loeb has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, 65 issued US patents and a book on electromyography. He has made major contributions to the development of the cochlear implant, a device that restores hearing to the deaf. His lab uses neurophysiological techniques and computer modelling to investigate the sensorimotor system in health and in disease. He has used these findings to guide the design of neural prosthetics. For more information, visit: http://bme.usc.edu/gloeb/

    Scholarpedia articles:

    Proprioceptors and Models of Transduction. Scholarpedia, 10(5):12390. (2015).
    Musculoskeletal Mechanics and Modeling. Scholarpedia, 11(11):12389. (2016).
    Muscle Physiology and Modeling. Scholarpedia, 8(10):12388. (2013).

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