Michael J. Fu, PhD

Michael Fu, PhD

The MetroHealth System 

  • Staff Scientist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Case Western Reserve University

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Cleveland FES Center

  • Investigator


Broad Research Programs

  • Paralysis After Stroke
  • Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies



Dr. Fu is faculty in the Departments of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University and the MetroHealth System. His research mission is to develop and deploy therapeutic human-computer interfaces that improve function to people with neurological injury. He has expertise creating adult and pediatric neurorehabilitation interventions that integrate video games, immersive virtual/mixed reality displays, and functional electrical stimulation. Motor learning interventions he created for people with spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, and vestibular dysfunction are currently undergoing clinical trials. He is actively leading transdisciplinary teams of electrical engineers, biomedical engineers, and rehabilitation scientists to investigate novel functional electrical stimulation techniques to maintain participant effort during occupational therapy and provide sensory feedback.





Professional Society Memberships

    2015-2018       American Society for Neurorehabilitation 
    2006-present    IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    2006-present    IEEE Robotics and Automation Society


Specific Research Topics


Contact Information

MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center
4229 Pearl Road, Suite N5-59
Cleveland OH, 44109
Phone: 216-957-3597
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]