Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

Brain/Machine Interfaces

Our research in Brain/Machine Interfaces (BMI) focuses on development of novel approaches for enabling subjects to move neurorobotic assistive devices based on neural activity, to overcome paralytic lesions following spinal cord injury. These studies are also revealing fundamental principles about how cortical circuits process sensory information to generate movements. Many of our faculty members in this area work closely with colleagues at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) in highly collaborative endeavors.