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Neural rehabilitation engineering

Neural Rehabilitation Engineering

Our neural faculty work on modeling and simulation of neural systems to gain insight into neural function, neural signal acquisition and analysis, and the development of specialized technology to evaluate and treat individuals with neural and biomechanical pathologies.

Explore the list of our faculty who work in this research area below.

 

James AbbasJames Abbas, Associate Professor

james.abbas@asu.edu

(480) 965-9521 

 

Expertise: neural engineering, rehabilitation, prostheses, and biomimetic design

Laboratory: Center for Adaptive Neural Systems (Director: James Abbas, PhD) The Center Adaptive Neural Systems (ANS) seeks to design and develop technology to offset the effects of spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.  Driven by the needs of potential users, the engineers and scientists at ANS, utilize a wide variety of interdisciplinary research techniques and technologies to aid individuals whose lifestyles may be significantly affected or impaired by a traumatic injury or neurological disease.

Christopher BuneoChristopher Buneo, Associate Professor

cbuneo@asu.edu

(480) 727-0841

 

Expertise: Neural engineering, neuromodulation, neurorehabilitation, neurophysiology, sensorimotor control

Laboratory: Visuomotor Learning Lab (Director: Christopher Buneo, PhD) The Visuomotor Learning Lab seeks to understand how the brain combines different forms of sensory and motor information to help plan, execute, and adapt movements (‘sensorimotor integration’).  They are particularly interested in how uncertainty associated with movement planning and execution leads to variability in motor performance.  The long term goals of this lab’s research are to improve and enhance human motor performance through the development of brain-centered training protocols and assistive technologies that interface directly with the nervous system.

Bradley GregerBradley Greger, Associate Professor

bradley.greger@asu.edu

(480) 965-9134

 

Expertise: Neural engineering, movement disorders, vision restoration, seizure disorders

Laboratory: Neural Engineering Laboratory (Director: Bradley Greger, PhD). The Neural Engineering Laboratory utilizes current neuroscientific understanding and neural engineering principles to translate clinical needs into devices which improve patient care and outcomes. Electrophysiological recordings and electrical micro-stimulation are used to gain an understanding of how the nervous system processes information related to various sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. The results of these experiments are then used to guide the implementation of medical devices and therapies for the treatment of various neural pathologies. We perform electrophysiological research with human patients using arrays of micro-electrodes arrays to improve our understanding of movement and seizure disorders.

 

Claire HoneycuttClaire Honeycutt, Assistant Professor

claire.honeycutt@asu.edu

(480) 965-8453

Expertise: Clinical Biomechanics, Motor Control, Stroke, Falls, Orthotics

Laboratory: Human Mobility Lab (Director: Claire Honeycutt, PhD) The Human Mobility Lab supports two major research thrusts: fall prevention and enhancing arm function. The main objective is to work with clinicians to enhance rehabilitation strategies at the hospital, clinic, and home.

 

Jeff KleimJeffrey Kleim, Associate Professor

jakleim@asu.edu

(480) 965-8354

 

Expertise: Neural plasticity, neurorehabilitation, stroke

Laboratory: The Kleim Lab (Director: Jeffrey Kleim, PhD). The Kleim Lab studies how neural plasticity supports learning in the intact brain and “relearning” in the damaged or diseased brain. Research is directed at developing therapies that optimize plasticity in order to enhance recovery after stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

 

Thurmon LockhartThurmon Lockhart, Professor

thurmon.lockhart@asu.edu

(480) 965-1499

 

Expertise: Neural engineering, sensorimotor deficits associated with aging and neurological disorders from fall accidents

Laboratory: Locomotion Lab (Director: Thurmon Lockhart, PhD): Focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms associated with movement disorders leading to fall accidents using a combination of experimental and computational biomechanical and biodynamical techniques to reduce falls and improve human health.

Jit MuthuswamyJit Muthuswamy, Associate Professor

jit@asu.edu

(480) 965-1599 

 

Expertise: Neural Interfaces, neuromodulation, BioMEMS

Laboratory: Neural Microsystems Laboratory (Director: Jit Muthuswamy, PhD). The Neural Microsystems Laboratory seeks to develop novel neural interfaces and neuromodulation technologies for the central and peripheral nervous system that would directly or indirectly restore functionality and lifestyle to patients with neurological diseases, disorders, and injuries.

Rosalind SadleirRosalind Sadleir, Assistant Professor

rosalind.sadleir@asu.edu

(480) 727-9790

Expertise: Neuro imaging and neural activity detection, dynamic physiological monitoring, computational modeling

Laboratory: Neuro-electricity Lab  (Director: Rosalind, Sadleir, PhD) Research in the neuro-electricity lab is  concerned with modeling and imaging biological conditions using targeted electrical methods. Work in the lab varies from the very practical (including device design and commercial development) to the conceptual and theoretical.

 

santello_marco_webMarco Santello, School Director and Professor

marco.santello@asu.edu

(480) 965-8279

 

Expertise: Neural control of movement, sensorimotor learning, neuromodulation, neuroimaging, prosthetics

Laboratory: Neural Control of Movement Laboratory (Director: Marco Santello, PhD) The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory focuses on the hand as a model to investigate the mechanisms underlying sensorimotor integration responsible for motor learning and control. Research thrusts include the role of vision and tactile input for learning and controlling object manipulation, neural mechanisms underlying the synergistic control of multiple hand muscles, and the effect of neurological disorders and neuropathies on hand control. The research has potential for improving the efficacy of rehabilitation of hand function following surgery as well as neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, dystonia and carpal tunnel syndrome.

schaefer-sydney-webSydney Schaefer, Assistant Professor

Sydney.Schaefer@asu.edu

(480) 727-6651

 

Expertise: Motor control and learning, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neurorehabilitation 

Laboratory: Motor Rehabilitation and Learning Lab (Director: Sydney Schaefer, PhD) The Motor Rehabilitation and Learning Lab is focused on the principles and neural mechanisms of functional motor skill learning to better inform clinical neurorehabilitation. We are particularly interested in aging and how specific cognitive impairments do or do not interfere with older adults’ ability to acquire upper extremity motor skill through experience. Our work incorporates neuropsychological, behavioral, and neuroimaging approaches to studying the human nervous system.” 

 

Stephen Helms TilleryStephen Helms Tillery, Associate Professor & Fellow of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics

steve.helmstillery@asu.edu

(480) 965-0753

Expertise: Cortical neurophysiology, neural control of movement, neuroprosthetics, neural engineering ethics

Laboratory: Sensorimotor Research Group (Director: Stephen Helms Tillery, PhD) The Sensorimotor Research Group analyzes sensorimotor learning and representations in the nervous system, and neural mechanisms, which enable the brain to carry out fine motor skills. Within their research, the group duplicates the process, seeking to advance the ability to create more lifelike prosthetics that respond to brain signals.

 

Jamie TylerJamie Tyler, Associate Professor

william.tyler@asu.edu

Expertise: Neurotechnology development, neuromodulation, brain plasticity, performance enhancement

Laboratory: Work in the Tyler Lab is focused on developing, optimizing, and validating non-invasive neuromodulation and brain stimulation methods for the enhancement of human performance.

 

Neural Rehabilitation Engineering

Our neural faculty work on modeling and simulation of neural systems to gain insight into neural function, neural signal acquisition and analysis, and the development of specialized technology to evaluate and treat individuals with neural and biomechanical pathologies.

Explore the list of our faculty who work in this research area below.

James Abbas

 

 


James Abbas
,
Associate Professor

james.abbas@asu.edu
(480) 965-9521 

Expertise: neural engineering, rehabilitation, prostheses, and biomimetic design

Laboratory: Center for Adaptive Neural Systems (Director: James Abbas, PhD) The Center Adaptive Neural Systems (ANS) seeks to design and develop technology to offset the effects of spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.  Driven by the needs of potential users, the engineers and scientists at ANS, utilize a wide variety of interdisciplinary research techniques and technologies to aid individuals whose lifestyles may be significantly affected or impaired by a traumatic injury or neurological disease.

Christopher Buneo

 

 


Christopher Buneo
,
Associate Professor

cbuneo@asu.edu
(480) 727-0841

Expertise: Neural engineering, neuromodulation, neurorehabilitation, neurophysiology, sensorimotor control

Laboratory: Visuomotor Learning Lab (Director: Christopher Buneo, PhD) The Visuomotor Learning Lab seeks to understand how the brain combines different forms of sensory and motor information to help plan, execute, and adapt movements (‘sensorimotor integration’).  They are particularly interested in how uncertainty associated with movement planning and execution leads to variability in motor performance.  The long term goals of this lab’s research are to improve and enhance human motor performance through the development of brain-centered training protocols and assistive technologies that interface directly with the nervous system.

Bradley Greger

 

 


Bradley Greger
,
Associate Professor

bradley.greger@asu.edu
(480) 965-9134

Expertise: Neural engineering, movement disorders, vision restoration, seizure disorders

Laboratory: Neural Engineering Laboratory (Director: Bradley Greger, PhD) The Neural Engineering Laboratory utilizes current neuroscientific understanding and neural engineering principles to translate clinical needs into devices which improve patient care and outcomes. Electrophysiological recordings and electrical micro-stimulation are used to gain an understanding of how the nervous system processes information related to various sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. The results of these experiments are then used to guide the implementation of medical devices and therapies for the treatment of various neural pathologies. We perform electrophysiological research with human patients using arrays of micro-electrodes arrays to improve our understanding of movement and seizure disorders.

Claire Honeycutt

 

 


Claire Honeycutt
,
Assistant Professor

claire.honeycutt@asu.edu
(480) 965-8453

Expertise: Clinical Biomechanics, Motor Control, Stroke, Falls, Orthotics

Laboratory: Human Mobility Lab (Director: Claire Honeycutt, PhD) The Human Mobility Lab supports two major research thrusts: fall prevention and enhancing arm function. The main objective is to work with clinicians to enhance rehabilitation strategies at the hospital, clinic, and home.

Jeff Kleim

 

 


Jeff Kleim
,
Associate Professor

jakleim@asu.edu
(480) 965-8354

Expertise: Neural plasticity, neurorehabilitation, stroke

Laboratory: The Kleim Lab (Director: Jeffrey Kleim, PhD). The Kleim Lab studies how neural plasticity supports learning in the intact brain and “relearning” in the damaged or diseased brain. Research is directed at developing therapies that optimize plasticity in order to enhance recovery after stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Thurmon Lockhart

 

 

 

Thurmon Lockhart, Professor

thurmon.lockhart@asu.edu
(480) 965-1499

Expertise: Neural engineering, sensorimotor deficits associated with aging and neurological disorders from fall accidents

Laboratory: Locomotion Lab (Director: Thurmon Lockhart, PhD): Focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms associated with movement disorders leading to fall accidents using a combination of experimental and computational biomechanical and biodynamical techniques to reduce falls and improve human health.

Jit Muthuswamy

 

 


Jit Muthuswamy
,
Associate Professor

jit@asu.edu
(480) 965-1599 

Expertise: Neural Interfaces, neuromodulation, BioMEMS

Laboratory: Neural Microsystems Laboratory (Director: Jit Muthuswamy, PhD). The Neural Microsystems Laboratory seeks to develop novel neural interfaces and neuromodulation technologies for the central and peripheral nervous system that would directly or indirectly restore functionality and lifestyle to patients with neurological diseases, disorders, and injuries.

Rosalind Sadleir

 

 


Rosalind Sadleir
,
Assistant Professor

rosalind.sadleir@asu.edu
(480) 727-9790

Expertise: Neuro imaging and neural activity detection, dynamic physiological monitoring, computational modeling

Laboratory: Neuro-electricity Lab  (Director: Rosalind, Sadleir, PhD) Research in the neuro-electricity lab is  concerned with modeling and imaging biological conditions using targeted electrical methods. Work in the lab varies from the very practical (including device design and commercial development) to the conceptual and theoretical.

santello_marco_web

 

 


Marco Santello
,
School Director and Professor

marco.santello@asu.edu
(480) 965-8279

Expertise: Neural control of movement, sensorimotor learning, neuromodulation, neuroimaging, prosthetics

Laboratory: Neural Control of Movement Laboratory (Director: Marco Santello, PhD) The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory focuses on the hand as a model to investigate the mechanisms underlying sensorimotor integration responsible for motor learning and control. Research thrusts include the role of vision and tactile input for learning and controlling object manipulation, neural mechanisms underlying the synergistic control of multiple hand muscles, and the effect of neurological disorders and neuropathies on hand control. The research has potential for improving the efficacy of rehabilitation of hand function following surgery as well as neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, dystonia and carpal tunnel syndrome.

schaefer-sydney-web

 

 


Sydney Schaefer
, Assistant Professor

Sydney.Schaefer@asu.edu
(480) 727-6651

Expertise: Motor control and learning, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neurorehabilitation 

Laboratory: Motor Rehabilitation and Learning Lab (Director: Sydney Schaefer, PhD) The Motor Rehabilitation and Learning Lab is focused on the principles and neural mechanisms of functional motor skill learning to better inform clinical neurorehabilitation. We are particularly interested in aging and how specific cognitive impairments do or do not interfere with older adults’ ability to acquire upper extremity motor skill through experience. Our work incorporates neuropsychological, behavioral, and neuroimaging approaches to studying the human nervous system.” 

Stephen Helms Tillery

 

 


Stephen Helms Tillery
,
Associate Professor & Fellow of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics

steve.helmstillery@asu.edu
(480) 965-0753

Expertise: Cortical neurophysiology, neural control of movement, neuroprosthetics, neural engineering ethics

Laboratory: Sensorimotor Research Group (Director: Stephen Helms Tillery, PhD) The Sensorimotor Research Group analyzes sensorimotor learning and representations in the nervous system, and neural mechanisms, which enable the brain to carry out fine motor skills. Within their research, the group duplicates the process, seeking to advance the ability to create more lifelike prosthetics that respond to brain signals.

Jamie Tyler

 

 


Jamie Tyler
,
Associate Professor

william.tyler@asu.edu

Expertise: Neurotechnology development, neuromodulation, brain plasticity, performance enhancement

Laboratory: Work in the Tyler Lab is focused on developing, optimizing, and validating non-invasive neuromodulation and brain stimulation methods for the enhancement of human performance.