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The Neuroprostheses Research Lab at the University of Florida

The Neuroprostheses Research Lab (NPR Lab) is a research facility located within the University of Florida J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. The activities in the NPR Lab are centered on basic and applied research utilizing neural engineering approaches to treat neurological disorders. The lab is designed to:

  • Develop and test neural interfaces to help those afflicted with injury and disease.
  • Provide a training ground for the next generation of Scientists.

Mission Statement:

  • Through teamwork, perseverance, integrity, and creativity we strive to achieve responsible, visionary neuroprosthetic research and develop an internationally renowned laboratory in order to conduct groundbreaking research, produce world-class scientists and engineers, improve technology and improve the lives of those afflicted by disease and injury.

Our primary research areas are the following:

  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Sensation induced by electrical stimulation of neural tissue
  • Sensory repair and augmentation
  • Neural coding and plasticity

News

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is today! Our lab had three posters at the UF poster session.

Ocular Engineering Symposium

Ocular Engineering Symposium

Dr. Otto was invited to speak at the Ocular engineering symposium at UF.

Enabling Students With Learning Disabilities/ADHD to Outperform In Your Class

Dr. Scott Thourson is presenting a teaching workshop open to faculty or people in charge of communication in COE, BME, MSE, MBI, (non-STEM just as important!). Please register and attend to learn more about working with these students! Workshop title: Enabling Students With Learning Disabilities/ADHD to Outperform In Your Class Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2:30-4:00pm Location: 201 Bryant Space Science Center​ […]

BMES 2019

BMES 2019

The 2019 annual biomedical engineering society meeting was a great conference! We had a large group presenting NPRlab research.

What You Need Before You Proceed

What You Need Before You Proceed

Dr. Scott Thourson, an NPRlab post-doc, recently gave an amazing presentation to the graduate school entitled ‘What You Need Before You Proceed: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training.” He helped us identify deficits in our training and make a plan to proceed and succeed academically. See the full lecture here.

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