Projects

 

  • Neuromotor Prostheses for the Upper Limb

We are developing a neural prosthesis to restore hand function following spinal cord injury and stroke. Our work addresses three of the key challenges facing the development of implantable neural prosthetics: miniaturisation of low-power implantable electronics (Felipe de Carvalho); recording of stable control signals from the brain (Thomas Hall); and reliable stimulation of the spinal cord (Wei Xu, James Kersey).

Funded by: Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council (MRC)

 

  • Upper limb rehabilitation following stroke and spinal cord injury

We are investigating upper limb rehabilitation in stroke survivors and people with spinal cord injury (SCI) using a variety of non-invasive techniques (Ed Hodkin). These include electroencephalogram (EEG), functional electrical stimulation (FES), electromyography (EMG), accelerometery and kinematics. 

               If you would like to volunteer to take part in a study, please click here.

Funded by: Wellcome Trust, EPSRC

 

  • Brain rhythms during sleep 

The brain is highly active during sleep, but the role of this activity is poorly understood. We are using an electronic device (Felipe de Carvalho) to collect electrophysiological data for long periods of time (including overnight during natural sleep) to provide further insight into the role of rhythmic activity during sleep.

Funded by: Wellcome Trust, EPSRC

 

  • Intrinsic rhythmicity in the Motor Cortex

We are using behavioural experiments, electroencephalography (EEG) and computational modelling to understand how rhythmical submovements arise during visuomotor tracking (Damar Susilaradeya).

Funded by: Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education 

 

  • Automated Positive Reinforcement Training

Assessing the 3Rs value of automated positive reinforcement training for laboratory non-human primates (Jennifer Tulip).

Funded by: National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of animals in research (NC3Rs)

 

  • Cando Project

A world-class, multi-site, cross-disciplinary project to develop a cortical implant for optogenetic neural control. Working towards a first-in-human trial in patients with focal epilepsy.‌

Please visit the dedicated Cando website here.

Funded by: Wellcome Trust and EPSRC Innovative Engineering for Health