Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory

Communications, Sensors, Signal and Information Processing Group
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University


Research in the Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory is motivated by the potential of prosthetics to restore function to individuals with sensorimotor deficit, by transforming thought into action and sensation into perception.

We aim to deliver key algorithms and technologies that will enable significant advances towards this vision. Specifically, our aims are:

  • the decoding of motor intentions via intelligent analysis of muscle and other signals, e.g. accelerometry;
  • the generation of naturalistic sensory feedback signals and delivery of the feedback signals to the peripheral nervous system to restore sensation;
  • the validation of this framework with able-bodied subjects and upper-limb prosthesis users. A call for participants can be found here.


Current Funding

2015-2018 Enabling technologies for sensory feedback in next-generation assistive devices (

2015-2016 Simultaneous control of multiple degrees of freedom in myoelectric hand prostheses (SimCon)


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Last updated: June 2015