Sam Musallam, PhD.
Brain-machine interfaces can assist paralyzed patients
by allowing them to operate computers or robots with
their neural activity. The goal of my research is to
study the strategy the brain uses to plan movements
and to investigate ways to use this strategy to
optimally drive external devices.
The engineering lab is located at the McConnell Engineering Building. Part of the research involves the development of implants for the brain and the body, in addition to the development of computer programs that can be used by paralyzed patients.
The neuroscience lab is located at the McIntyre Medical Building. Part of the research, involves recording neural activity using single and multielectrode arrays to investigate the complexity of information that cognitive signals can provide.