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. June 19, 2020Virtual meetings during the pandemic
    virtual meeting

    eBionics lab is having weekly virtual meetings during the pandemic. The situation made by the COVID-19 crisis has caused changes to the lab activities but we are standing along each other to minimize the cost and alter the activities in a productive way.

  2. Apr. 8, 2020Paper got published in the Journal of Neural Engineering

    Paper titled "Comparing user-dependent and user-independent training of CNN for SSVEP BCIhas been published in the Journal of Neural Engineering. 


    Aravind Ravi, Nargess Heydari Beni, Jacob Manuel, and Ning Jiang


  3. Apr. 1, 2020Paper got accepted in the Journal of Neural Engineering

    Paper titled "Can a highly accurate multi-class SSMVEP BCI induce sensory-motor rhythm in sensorimotor area?has been accepted for publishing in the Journal of Neural Engineering. 


    Xin Zhang, Guanghua Xu, Aravind Ravi, Sarah Pearce, and Ning Jiang


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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.