About the Center for Neural Interfaces

The Center for Neural Interfaces was founded in 1995 as a Utah State Center of Excellence. We approach neuroscience through the lens of engineering to develop neural interface devices to restore some combination of sensory feedback and motor control in individuals with prosthetics or paralysis. Chronically or acutely implantable neural interface devices based on the Utah Electrode Array are used for recording or initiating neural signals to provide both motor control and sensory feedback. Some of our projects include

  • Providing sensory feedback and natural motor control of upper limb prosthetics
  • Sensorimotor integration via recording and stimulating major arm nerves
  • Functional electrical stimulation to restore natural gait in animal model of paralysis
  • Magnetic microcoils as alternative method of neurostimulation