We combine our knowledge of brain and body with robotics to develop new ways for the nervous system to control external devices, including prosthetics. We particularly interested in design of human-computer interfaces that can help disabled people gain some independence in their daily life. These interfaces are controlled by manipulating the body’s natural electrical signals (i.e. EEG, EMG) and can be connected to a variety of external devices, such as the television set, e-readers, light switches, and telepresence robots.
Some recent papers and abstracts:
K. Lyons & S. Joshi, Arm prosthetic control through electromyographic recognition of leg gestures Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Washington, DC , November 2014, 252.27/KK30.
I. Skavhaug, C. Dao, K. Lyons, Powell, A., Davidson, L., & S. Joshi, Use of a multiple-degree-of-freedom myoelectric human-computer interface in the home: a pediatric case study, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Washington, DC , November 2014, 165.05/II14.
A. Lin, D. Schwarz, R. Sellaouti, S. Shokur, R. C. Moioli, F. L. Brasil, K. R. Fast, N. A. Peretti, A. Takigami, S. Gallo, K. Lyons, P. Mittendorfer, M. Lebedev, S. Joshi, G. Cheng, E. Morya, A. Rudolph, M. Nicolelis, The walk again project: Brain-controlled exoskeleton locomotion Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Washington, DC, November 2014,636.15/MM22.
Please see Our Publications for a longer list of recent publications and abstracts.