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About the CSNE
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) is a global hub for delivering neural-inspired sensorimotor devices. Using devices that mine the rich data in neural signals available from implantable, wearable, and interactive interfaces, the CSNE builds end-to-end integrated systems. Examples include: implantable neurochips that can activate paralyzed limbs by electrically stimulating muscles or nerve roots; stationary robots that extract neural signals from a user’s touch to provide home-based, post-stroke therapy; neural-controlled adaptive prosthetic limbs that provide sophisticated sensory feedback, and wearable caps that control external exploration devices. The foundation for all systems developed by the ERC/SNE is a robust and adaptive closed-loop interaction between human nervous systems and sensorimotor devices.
The Center is a collaboration among investigators across diverse programs with academic partners strategically chosen to meld educational programs with proven expertise in computational neuroscience, microelectronic and robotic device technology, data management and mining algorithms, bioethics, and medicine. These partners include the University of Washington, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego State University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Tokyo, the University of Freiburg, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Southwestern College.
The CSNE is supported by Award Number EEC-1028725 from the National Science Foundation.
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