NERL

At NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation Laboratory 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 use gained knowledge to help people with neurological disorders.

   

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 vision and proprioception are combined for online control of movement. The overall goals of our research are to build dynamic models of the human sensorimotor system and to use the knowledge gained from these models for the design of new rehabilitation approaches and neuroprostheses.

Location:
Rooms 149 & 151
Emily Byrd Biomedical Research Center
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, 26506, USA