NIU STEM Café explores biomedical technology that enables better health – Shaw Local

 NIU STEM Café explores biomedical technology that enables better health – Shaw Local


With technology such as wearable devices and robotic surgeries, biomedical engineering is advancing rapidly and has the potential to improve human health.

The public is invited to join Mohammad Moghimi, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Northern Illinois University, to learn about current research and novel biomedical engineering technology. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place at 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 18, at Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Registration is encouraged by go.niu.edu/STEMCafe.

Moghimi will discuss new technologies being developed in his lab, including wearable sensors that monitor the progression of cardiovascular disease. He will also talk about the groundbreaking pediatric hearing aid he designed that is fitted like a Band-Aid behind an infant’s ear to carry sound to the cochlea.

These pediatric hearing aids, funded through a National Institutes of Health grant, have the potential to significantly improve language acquisition and other developmental issues for infants with hearing loss.

NIU STEM Cafés parts of NIU STEAM and is designed to increase public awareness of the critical role that STEM fields play in our daily lives. STEM Cafés are supported by the Bayer Fund and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

For more information, visit go.niu.edu/stemcafes or contact Judith Dymond, Ed.D., at 815-753-4751 or [email protected].



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