Cang Ye, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021
For outstanding contributions to Rehabilitation Engineering.

Robotics Bring the White Cane Into the 21st Century

Via Health Day | September 16, 2021

The “white cane” that many blind people rely on for navigating the world hasn’t been upgraded in a century, but researchers are reporting progress on a “robo-cane” they hope will modernize the assistive device.

The prototype cane is equipped with a color 3D camera, sensors and an “on-board” computer designed to guide the user to a desired location — and avoid any obstacles along the way.

There are still issues to hammer out before the robotic cane is ready for the real world, according to lead researcher Cang Ye, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering, in Richmond… Continue reading.


Dr. Cang Ye to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Via AIMBE | February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Cang Ye, Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Dr. Ye was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to Rehabilitation Engineering.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.