The Pacific Northwest, and the University of Washington in particular, have amassed a stellar constellation of researchers and educators with expertise in neurosciences, devices, computation, and mathematics. The confluence of these fields is neuroengineering!
With support from the Washington Research Foundation, the University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN) collectively draws on the unique strengths of computing, engineering, and neuroscience to support a rich array of research and educational programs. We will develop the next generation of devices and algorithms that assist individuals with neural and mobility disorders (e.g. traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy). Further, inspired by neural systems, we will develop interactive and autonomous devices that can be used for assistance within the home and for exploration in the remote regions of the planet and in space. The work UWIN supports will also deepen our understanding of how complex (or even simple) neural systems function.