UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Jeremiah Wander, who works with adjunct faculty Dr. Rajesh Rao (associate professor of UW Computer Science & Engineering), was featured in a recent UW News and Information article detailing his research in brain-computer interfaces.
Wander’s research shows that new tasks become as simple as waving a hand with brain-computer interfaces. Small electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs simply by thinking about how to execute those actions. This technology could improve communication and daily life for a person who is paralyzed or has lost the ability to speak from a stroke or neurodegenerative disease.
Read more about Jeremiah Wander’s and Dr. Rajesh Rao’s research in this UW News and Information article.