Jacob A. George
B.S. - Biomedical Engineering Honors, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2016
Certificate - Computational Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2016
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
My lab works with Utah Slanted Electrode Arrays (USEAs) implanted into the residual nerves of human amputees. The high electrode density of our USEAs provides us with a unique opportunity to record from and stimulate individual nerve fibers in relative isolation. My research interests are focused on using this highly selective peripheral nerve stimulation to further our understanding of the human nervous system and to translate this new knowledge into clinical products.
My current line of research is geared towards furthering our understanding of neural intensity encoding mechanisms and utilizing this knowledge to create a prosthetic hand that can feel. By providing closed-loop sensory feedback and mimicking the natural sensation of touch, I hope to restore the complete functionality and embodiment associated with an intact human hand.