NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation Laboratory

At NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation Laboratory (NERL) we study human sensorimotor control and develop new rehabilitation methods. We use a multidisciplinary approach that combines experiments and modeling to investigate the functional organization of the human motor system. We apply the obtained knowledge to help people with movement disorders and to improve the world in general.

Location:

Rooms 149 & 151, Emily Byrd Biomedical Research Center

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 26506, USA

Phone: (304) 293 7976

With a variety of techniques, such as motion capture, electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, and biomechanical modeling, we are looking for answers to two big questions: 1) how limb dynamics is controlled by the nervous system; 2) how sensory information is integrated into the control of movement. The overall goals of our research are to build mechanistic models of the human sensorimotor system using experimental data and to use the predictive power of these models to design new rehabilitation approaches and neural interphases.