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FBEI Module Brief Info


2015; Dean Aslam elected Member of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

2014; Future Home Will be Mind-controlled, IEEE Institute - smart home appliances, Cap-embedded mind-control reported in global media

2013; IEEE Mind-controlled Robot, Robotics Business Rev. Mind-controlled Robots, IEEE invited talk CBS (Detroit), D. Aslam's FBEIs at MRS meeting in San Francisco

2012; National Acadamies of Sciences and Engineering selected Dean Aslam to present his FBEI modules at their Frontier of Engineering Education (FOEE) Sympos., 2012, CA


Prof. Dean  M. Aslam, Ph.D., is Member of National Academy of Inventors, Associate VP Americas of MANCEF . . . Click on Profile for details


Electrical and Computer Engineering, 428 S. Shaw Lane, Michgan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, U.S.A.


E-mail:;; Phone: 517-353-6329


Active Research Areas

Neural Engineering: Biomedical Inexpensive Bio Systems (BIMS):

  • Fabric-embedded BIMS for 24-hour personal healthcare monitoring, neural disorders (ADD/ADHD, Altzheimer, PD), migraine headaches, happiness monitoring
  • Mind-Controlled Prosthetics & Robots using fabric-embedded BIMS, watch video of a mind-control robot
  • Smart Homes with Mind-controlled Appliances & Devices, see IEEE Inst. report
  • BIMS and Image Processing for Early Detection of Neural Problems including Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Renewable Energy Engineering:

  • Technology Assisted Smart Solarsystems (TASS)
  • Smarthome TASS appliances
  • Zero-energy Systems Using TASS; smart buildings, smart roads, smart street lights

Microdrones & Robotics:

  • Microdrones for weather application; Maple-seed inspired designs (an MSU/UM joint project)
  • Microdrones in humanitarian applications
  • Mind-Controlled Robots; watch a video
  • Programmable Robots using FBEIs; LEGO-like & Wall-climber robots

Transdisciplinary Research& STEM Education:

  • Functionalized Bricks with Embedded Intelligence (FBEI); watch a 2-minute video
  • Technology Assisted Bullying Study Using Smart Robots
  • Technology Assisted Dancing (TAD) using Fabric-embedded FBEIs
Updated: May 2016
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