Cody is investigating the encoding of dexterous finger movements in the peripheral nervous system in nonhuman primates as well as humans. He is currently working on a project decoding both force and position data from neural signals recorded in the median nerve during individual and combined finger flexions in healthy nonhuman primates. He hopes to investigate the long-term reliability of these peripheral neural signals for use in motor prostheses.
Kevin O’Neill is a scientist and engineer exploring the neural basis for dextrous hand movements. Using peripheral nerve signals and machine learning techniques, he hopes to achieve a high accuracy rating in decoding real-time hand postural changes and individual finger flexions. During the course of these experiments he will also look at eliciting somatosensory percepts through peripheral nerve stimulation.