brain-machine interface Lab
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, PhD
Full Affiliate Member,
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Houston
The Brain-Machine Interface Lab headed by Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal focuses on neural, cognitive and rehabilitation engineering, and development of noninvasive brain-machine interface (BMI) and wearable robotics to restore, augment or assist whole body movement. His laboratory has pioneered the development of noninvasive BMI systems based on scalp EEG and closed-loop BMIs to robotic exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs to restore motor function in individuals with spinal cord injury, stroke and limb amputation. His team has also developed experimental and computational approaches to acquire brain activity in ‘action and in context’ in complex real settings to study aesthetics, creativity and innovation.