Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation

Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation Institutes, Centers and Labs

Brain

McIntyre Lab

Seeks to improve deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of movement disorders and provide technology for the application of DBS to new clinical arenas

isolated nerve cuff biomedical implant

Advanced Platform Technology Center

A Department of Veterans Affairs-run Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Research and Development, focusing on the practical medical needs of individuals disabled by sensorimotor dysfunction, cognitive deficits or limb loss. 

prosthetic arm

Tyler Lab

Explores stimulation and recording devices, and systems and techniques for advanced interfaces with neural tissue for novel prosthetics, neuromodulation devices and their clinical implementation.

3-D rendering of human brain and spinal cord

Cleveland FES Center

Studies and applies neuroprostheses that use functional electrical stimulation to replace damaged neurons.

Illustration of human spine

Gustafson Lab

Develops neural protheses that limit urinary tract dysfunction by restoring the spine's bladder control

Brain

Capadona Lab

Studies the conditions that lead to neural implant failure and explores avenues to improve performance of these devices.

Faculty who conduct research in Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation

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Musa Audu

Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Investigates musculoskeletal computer modeling and its applications to human locomotion

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Jeff Capadona

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers biomaterials-based strategies to improve the performance and longevity of central nervous system implanted devices

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Dominique Durand

Distinguished Research Professor
Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Professor
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Neural Engineering Center

Analyses neural systems and designs devices to interface with the nervous system to provide therapies for neurological disorders

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Kenneth Gustafson

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops medical devices to restore human functions

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Cameron McIntyre

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers the next generation of neuromodulation technology

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Hunter Peckham

Distinguished University Professor
Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops and clinically deploys implantable electronic stimulators to restore movement for patients with paralysis

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Roger Quinn

Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Biologically Inspired Robotics

Develops neural and mechanical models of animals and uses data to design and control robots and exoskeletons

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Ronald Triolo

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Executive Director, Advanced Platform Technology Center

Creates and evaluates assistive and restorative technologies to improve health and mobility of individuals with paralysis and limb loss

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Dustin Tyler

Kent H. Smith Professor of Engineering II
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Creates advanced prosthetic systems and neurological interfaces to restore and enhance sensation and function in people

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Jesse Wainright

Research Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops novel electrochemical systems for grid-level energy conversion and storage