Welcome to the Laboratory of Neural Prosthetics Research

Department of Biomedical Engineering - Illinois Institute of Technology

Neural prostheses can be roughly separated into two general classes: sensory and motor. For sensory prostheses the goal is to use an artificial sensor to replace neural input that would normally come from a peripheral biological source such as an ear or eye. Owing to the importance of hearing and sight, for humans, during the past three decades there have been numerous research programs for the development of sensory prostheses to substitute for normal auditory and visual function.