Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

Carl Beringer

  • Advisor: Robert Gaunt

Carl Beringer is a PhD candidate in the Bioengineering department at the University of Pittsburgh. After serving as a cavalry scout in the U.S. Army, Carl attended Drexel University where he received his B.S. in biomedical engineering and studied cortical remapping in rodents after spinal cord injury using brain-machine interfaces. His current research involves studying how the extrinsic muscles of the hand coordinate movements by observing electromyography signals with intramuscular electrodes, and applying this work towards prosthetic control development.

Research Interest Summary

Myoelectric prosthetics, medical devices, motor control, electromyography (EMG)

Research Interests

Carl's research uses electromyography to understand how the many muscles of the hand work together to perform movements. He is interested in understanding the patterns of EMG activation that emerge during movement, and how these patterns may change or continue to exist in transradial amputees. His goal is to use this knowledge to develop better control algorithms and strategies for myoelectric prosthetic devices.