The research in the NPRLab is in the area of systems neural engineering. Within this area, specific laboratory research interests include neuroprostheses, brain-machine interfaces, neural applications of BioMEMS, and assessing and optimizing neural implant lifetime and biocompatibility. This involves a multidisciplinary approach utilizing neural engineering techniques to address basic science questions to ultimately provide clinically relevant applications.
Research in our laboratory continues along two complimentary directions: Neuroprosthesis Development and BMI Therapeutics.
Neuroprostheses are devices designed for communication with the nervous system to improve, repair, or replace neural function and/or pathways.
BMI therapeutics include intervention strategies to improve the performance of chronically implanted neuroprosthetic devices.