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. Feb. 18, 2020Achieving 3rd Place in 3MT heats
    Tushar presenting at 3MT

    The eBionics team congrats Tushar Chopra for achieving Third Place in the Systems Design Engineering Department level 3 Minute-Thesis heats!

    Tushar is a master student in eBionics lab, who presented "Ultra-low latency in Gaming Through Bionics," in the 3MT competitions. Great job!

  2. July 22, 2019eBionics Involvement in EMBC 2019

    eBionics director, Dr. Ning Jiang chairs one session titled “Neural Coding and Rehabilitation using Brain-Machine Interfaces”.

    Our team has also some papers which are going to be presented in the EMBC Conference 2019 this week titled as below:

  3. July 12, 2019Automatic Cricket Highlights Generation Project Caught the Eyes
    Aravind and his teammate

    Aravind Ravi and team's work on Automatic cricket highlights generation featured on University of Waterloo's Homepage!

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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.