Karen Schroeder, BME PhD Student, demonstrates use of a brain machine interface (BMI) system that uses 100 channel arrays implanted the in motor and premotor cortex with the goal of eventually developing clinically viable systems to enable paralyzed individuals to control prosthetic limbs, as well as their own limbs using functional electrical stimulation and assistive exoskeletons.
A stimulating history
Michigan has been at the forefront of neurotechnology since the 1970s, when Ken Wise, now a professor emeritus in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Michigan, invented the silicon neural probe. Our current cluster of enthusiastic, early-career neural engineering faculty includes affiliates in the Neurology and Neuroscience departments.
- Translational Neural Engineering journal club meets weekly to discuss student papers and presentations
- Collaborations with Electrical Engineering colleagues
- Lurie Nanofabrication Facility - world-class cleanroom space and nanofabrication site
- North Campus Research Complex - Formerly the home of Pfizer, NCRC offers large, well-equipped lab spaces and interactive student areas.