Dr. Eric Leuthardt


Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D. is a neurosurgeon who is currently a professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology and Director of both the Center for Neuroscience in Innovation and Technology and the Brain Laser Center. His undergraduate degrees are in biology and theology from Saint Louis University. His medical degree is from the University of Pennsylvania. He did his neurosurgical residency here at Washington University in St. Louis and he has a fellowship in epilepsy and spine from the University of Washington in Seattle. Leuthardt is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and scientist. His research has focused on thought-controlled devices linked to the brain that may restore function to patients with various types of disabilities. His work in the field of neuroprosthetics, neurotechnologies, advanced brain imaging, and neurosurgical devices has yielded him numerous accolades as a pioneer in applied neuroscience. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, Leuthardt has nearly 1900 patents on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a myriad of medical devices and brain computer interface technologies. He is also the founder of eight startup companies, an Emmy Award winning playwright for BrainWorks, and the author of two fiction novels, Red Devil 4 and Limbo. He has two children, daughter Ellie and son Hunter.

8:00 AM PST

Saturday March 5, 2022

Brain Computer Interface: Empowering the Mind for Rehabilitation of the Brain

The capability to "decode the brain" now makes brain controlled interface technology a reality. Neurolutions has created the first DeNovo FDA cleared brain computer interface device for rehabilitation that enables a person with a chronically paralyzed hand to improve function by using brain signals from the uninjured side of their brain. Dr. Eric Leuthardt shares patient stories of use of the IpsiHand device for stroke rehabilitation and provides a glimpse of the future of brain computer interface technology in rehabilitation medicine.