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

Congratulations Janak Gaire and team for their Journal of Neural Engineering Publication!

Congratulations Janak Gaire and team for their Journal of Neural Engineering Publication!

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Congratulations Janak Gaire and team for Scientific Reports Publication!

Congratulations Janak Gaire and team for Scientific Reports Publication!

The paper is available here in the READ MORE: [Link|PDF].

Congratulations NPRLab member Nick Hilborn for obtaining his BSE!

Congratulations NPRLab member Nick Hilborn for obtaining his BSE!

Nick will be attending Georgia Tech in the fall 2018 for graduate school.

<strong>March 2018: </strong> Alexis Brake and Anne Gormaley selected as University Scholars for 2018-2019.

March 2018: Alexis Brake and Anne Gormaley selected as University Scholars for 2018-2019.

Alexis Brake and Anne Gormaley have been selected for the competitive University Scholars program which includes a $1,750 stipend.  The full story is located on the UF Biomedical Engineering website here.

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.  

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