FEIT Research Project Database

Closed loop brain–machine interfaces

Project Leader: Sam John
Staff: David Grayden
Primary Contact: Sam John (sam.john@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: neural engineering; neuroengineering
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering

Brain–machine interfaces (BMIs) holds immense promise to restore movement and communication in people with severe paralysis. However, seamless communication between the human brain to  external devices has not yet been achieved. Closed-loop BMI is one where the controller learns to use a BCI while receiving feedback on their control directly to the brain through neural stimulation. We are developing novel technology that can perform recording from and stimulation of the brain using micromachined novel neural prostheses. 

Further information: https://biomedical.eng.unimelb.edu.au/john-neurobionics/research