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Neural Engineering and Therapeutics

The Neural Engineering & Therapeutics Team conducts research to improve participation in daily life for older individuals and those who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. Researchers are developing new therapies and clinical assessment tools, as well as assistive technologies.

Team leader: Dr. Milos R. Popovic

Current projects include:

  • a brain-computer interface system that enables people to control assistive devices without touching them
  • a new use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) to help patients with paralyzed limbs to “relearn” basic tasks such as grasping and walking
  • a whole body vibration therapy for improving bone health in individuals with spinal cord injury
  • devices for assessing and training sitting balance, and for blood pressure regulation post SCI