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.

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

October 2017: Dr. Kevin Otto appears on Neural Implant Podcast

October 2017: Dr. Kevin Otto appears on Neural Implant Podcast

Dr. Otto discusses device failure and mapping peripheral neurons in the Neural Implant Podcast.  

<strong>October 2017: </strong> Janak, Kaitlynn, and Nick represent the NPR Lab at BMES in Phoenix

October 2017: Janak, Kaitlynn, and Nick represent the NPR Lab at BMES in Phoenix

Thank you to Janak Gaire, Kaitlynn Olczak, and Nick Hilborn for representing the NPR Lab with their talks and presentations at BMES this year!          

<strong>June 2017: </strong> Dr. Matthew McDermott successfully defended his dissertation.

June 2017: Dr. Matthew McDermott successfully defended his dissertation.

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew McDermott for successfully defending his dissertation!

<strong>May 2017: </strong> Dr. Kevin Otto co-hosts a Reddit AMA with Dr. Karim Oweiss on DARPA TNT project.

May 2017: Dr. Kevin Otto co-hosts a Reddit AMA with Dr. Karim Oweiss on DARPA TNT project.

Science AMA Series: We’re Karim Oweiss & Kevin Otto, engineering professors at the University of Florida and PIs in DARPA’s Targeted Neuroplasticity Training program. We both enjoy helping people with neurological injuries and disorders. AUA! from science

<strong>May 2017: </strong> IMEC news announcement on IMPRESS probes.

May 2017: IMEC news announcement on IMPRESS probes.

Credit: IMEC World’s first thin-silicon implantable chip for high-precision haptic prosthetics. https://phys.org/news/2017-05-world-thin-silicon-implantable-chip-high-precision.html  

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