Nathan Brantly is a graduate student in the University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering department. He received a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2014. Subsequently, he conducted research in biomechanics in the Musculoskeletal Modelling Group at the University of Auckland as a Whitaker International Program fellow. Upon returning to the U.S., Nate joined Coapt, designer of a pattern recognition control system for arm prostheses, as a Research Engineer. After two and a half years in industry, he transitioned into a Research Specialist role in the Bensmaia Lab at the University of Chicago studying somatosensory cortex psychophysics via intracortical microstimulation of non-human primates. Nate is passionate about advancing rehabilitation technologies to improve the quality of life of individuals with physical impairments.
Research Interest Summary
Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neuroprosthetics, Rehabilitation Technology, Neuromuscular Biomechanics, Motor Control, Artificial Sensory Feedback, Sensorimotor Cortex
Nate's research interests include dextrous prosthetic hand control via brain-computer interfaces. He is also interested in how arm and hand movement and grasping are encoded in cortex.