Human Performance Enhancement

Institute applied research supporting human performance enhancement encompasses a wide range of engineering, computer science, and medical capabilities. These include the development of implants, bionics and prosthetics; human factors and human machine interface design; wearable technologies; rehabilitation engineering tissue and genetic engineering; pharmaceutical engineering. It also includes research associated with fitness and wellbeing such as exercise, training and recovery as well as nutrition and diet.


Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation & Robotics

The Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation & Robotics (CARRT) is a multidisciplinary center that combines research, education and service for different rehabilitation robotics technologies. CARRT includes projects that are a collaborative effort from the different departments and collages at USF including the College of Engineering, the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, the College of the Arts, and the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.

Some projects of CARRT include the WMRA Robotic Gripper, Wearable Sensors, and Wheelchair Mounted Robotic Arm
Robotic Gripper
Wheelchair Mounted Robotic Arm
Wearable Sensors

To see a list of the current research projects, click here.

For more information on CARRT, click the following link below:

Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation & Robotics

To see a list of the current faculty in support of CARRT, click here.


Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research

The Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research (GCHSR) is a multidisciplinary center incorporating the USF colleges of Engineering and Behavioral & Community Sciences. It's goal is to apply various multi-disciplinary methods to solve technologies and biomedical issues concerning hearing loss, speech production, and speech perception deficits.

Department of Medical Engineering
Medical Engineering, founded in December 2016, is a fairly new department jointly run by the College of Engineering and the Morsani College of Medicine. It hosts the Biomedical Engineering program, which combines the related aspects of engineering and medicine while providing access to real-world health care environments for education and research.

Major Areas of Research
Major areas of research the department of medical engineering includes the following: biomedical imaging, biological sensors, neuroengineering, and sensory systems.

Biomedical Enineering Research Projects
To see some examples of research projects, click here.

Feature Video: Hearing Loss Gene

For more information on the GCHSR, click the following links below:

Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research           Frisina-Biomedical Engineering           Medical Engineering

To see a list of the current faculty in support of GCHSR, click here.


Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab

The Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab studies mediums of new human interaction with physiological sensors, specifically sensors that acquire brain data. Led by Dr. Marvin Andujar, the lab focuses on exploring new methods to utilize the human brain to assist users to perform daily activities.
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Image of Neuro-Machine Interaction

Current Research Projects
The current research projects offered can be found by clicking the following links below:

Brain-Controlled Drones           Virtual Brain-Controlled Drones           NeuroSnap

Research Areas
The areas of research currently offered at the neuro-machine interaction lab include Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Human-Computer Interaction/User Experience.
For more information on Neuro-Machine Interaction, click here.

To see a list of the current faculty in support of the lab, click here. To see more information on the Lab Director, Dr. Marvin Andujar, click here.