Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Gaunt’s primary research interests are in the area of sensorimotor control and developing advanced neural interfaces with the brain and peripheral nerves for sensory restoration and motor control. He also works on developing methods to improve bladder function using electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The goal of this work is to understand how humans normally accomplish complex sensorimotor tasks, test these principles using neuroprosthetic technologies, and ultimately leverage this knowledge to develop devices to restore and improve function.
Elon Musk grabbed a lot of attention with his July 16 announcement that his company Neuralink plans to implant electrodes into the brains of people with paralysis by next year. Their first goal is to create assistive...