Robotic hand with real handWhat do we do?

The Waterloo Engineering Bionics lab develops technologies that will shape the future of the interaction of human and artificial systems. We conduct inter-disciplinary research across neuro-engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, and medicine. We study mainly on physiological signals, such as electromyogram (EMG), electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), extracting useful information such as motion intentions, sensory processing, emotional states and cognitive processing. With these information, we develop systems that would allow synergistic interaction between human and artificial systems, computers, robotics, mobile devices, virtual reality etc. Our lab collaborates with hospitals, industry partners, and other research labs from all over the world to create novel ideas that are accessible to everyone.

Specifically, we are working on non-invasive brain-computer interfaces, affordable intelligent thought-controlled prosthetics and mobile ECG solutions.

  1. Jan. 4, 2022Paper accepted in IEEE Transactions in Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

    Paper titled "Enhanced System Robustness of Asynchronous BCI in Augmented Reality using Steady-state Motion Visual Evoked Potentialhas been accepted in the Journal of IEEE Transactions in Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering . 


    Aravind Ravi, Jing Lu, Sarah Pearce, and Ning Jiang


  2. June 24, 2021Waterloo International Workshop on Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation

  3. June 11, 2021Ning's interview with CBC on "Ethical questions around neural implant technology"

    We are excited to listen to Dr. Jiang's and Dr. Jennifer Boger's interview with Matt Galloway on this episode of The Current!

    Here is an introduction on the CBCListen:

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Brain computer interfaces

Developing brain-controlled systems for use in rehabilitation systems and new ways of communication.

Myoelectric control

Developing new control systems to assist and train patients in controlling prosthetics and wheelchairs.


Developing new, mobile solutions for vitals-monitoring and diagnostics.