Heydari Awarded $1M for Spinal Cord Injury Research

Heydari1Prof. Payam Heydari has received a Cyber-physical Systems Synergy award from the National Science  Foundation for his collaborative research titled “A Signal-Aware-Based Low-Power, Fully Human Implantable Brain-Computer Interface System to Restore Walking after Spinal Cord Injury.” This ground-breaking research focuses on implanting a cyber-physical system to bypass the spinal cord, enabling direct brain control of prostheses. The project combines efforts of CECS/EECS, BME and Neurology Dept. in collaboration with Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.