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

<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  

<strong>May 2017: </strong> Congratulations to Heui, Janak, and Seth for getting a publication in the Journal of Neural Engineering!

May 2017: Congratulations to Heui, Janak, and Seth for getting a publication in the Journal of Neural Engineering!

Histological evaluation of flexible neural implants; flexibility limit for reducing the tissue response? Heui Chang Lee, Fredrik Ejserholm, Janak Gaire, Seth Currlin, Jens Schouenborg,Lars Wallman, Martin Bengtsson, Kinam Park, and Kevin J Otto Published 4 May 2017 • © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd

<strong>April 2017: </strong>UF Receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation. – Jaffee, M.

April 2017: UF Receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation. – Jaffee, M.

UF Receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation. – Jaffee, M.

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