Neuroprosthetics research

Reconnection of the broken spinal cord after an injury remains elusive and controversial with stem cells therapy; while the progress of Brain-machine Interfacing (BMI) and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) are significant over the last few years. Contributing to this exciting field, we have developed an artificial bridge between the primary motor cortex (M1) and the limbic muscles by an embedded electronic system. This neuroprosthesis helps the neural signal to bypass the lesion of the spinal cord to restore motor functions in SCI subjects. We have also developed a miniature, multichannel wireless neurostimulator for neuroprosthetic research and applications.