Registered Professional Engineer
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin – United States
Mitchell Tyler is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches courses in biomedical engineering design, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, and neuromotor control.
After serving in the US Navy, Mr Tyler received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University in California, majoring and minoring in mechanical and electrical engineering, respectively. His Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering is from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.
Mr Tyler’s experience spans over 34 years, including the research and development of visual and tactile displays for human–machine interfaces. He is the cofounder of Wicab, Inc., with
Dr Paul Bach-y-Rita, and was the Vice President of Research and Development. As part of his research, Mr Tyler was the principal investigator of National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research grants, developing balance, vision, and auditory substitution application. He was also on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract for an underwater navigation and orientation system.
He is the lead inventor of the BrainPort™ Balance device, and his work in tongue electrotactile stimulation was part of the codiscovery of the retention effect and the neurorehabilitation potential of the technology. This led to clinical applications of noninvasive neuromodulation for rehabilitation from neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, stoke, and traumatic brain injury, for which he was the principal investigator. He cofounded Advanced NeuroRehabilitation, LLC, and Helius Medical Technologies, which is the manufacturer of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS®).
Thursday, November 7
12:40 PM – 1:25 PM