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The Center for Adaptive Neural Systems is focused on developing and utilizing new scientific knowledge and engineering technology to address the complex physiological, medical and societal problems presented by neurological disability. Its research agenda is at the intersection between bioengineering, neuroscience, and rehabilitation.

Our primary Research and Development efforts are directed toward the following application areas.


Neural Prostheses and Advanced Neural Systems

For many individuals with spinal cord injury, limb loss, or Parkinson’s Disease, new technology can help to restore mobility and functionality. Researchers at ANS are designing and developing new neural prostheses and advanced mechanical prosthetic systems. Several projects are directed at translating research results from the laboratory in order to deliver practical systems that can be readily utilized on a daily basis.

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Neuromorphic Control Systems

Legged locomotion and object manipulation are examples of activities that are routinely performed by biological systems in a highly functional and elegant manner. Neuromorphic engineering seeks to utilize biological designs, specifically architectural and operational principles of neural system function, in order to develop improved engineered systems. At ANS, we are designing algorithms and electronic circuits that mimic the functionality of neuromotor control systems. In collaboration with our commercial and clinical partners, we are translating the result of these engineering design efforts into practical systems to provide improved mobility and exercise options.

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Adaptation in Neural Systems

Adaptive processes in neural systems enable biological systems to learn to interpret sensory information and to produce functional movements. The Center is developing therapies and technologies that seek to guide these adaptive processes in order to maximize the recovery of function after trauma or neurological disorders.

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