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Building Reliable Advances and Innovations in Neurotechnology (BRAIN)

Arizona State University

University of Houston

Last Reviewed: 04/03/2019

Center Mission and Rationale

The BRAIN Center

The Building Reliable Advances and Innovation in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center is an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center at Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Houston (UH) This partnership will allow rigorous testing of efficacy, safety and long-term reliability of neurotechnology that would not be otherwise possible within the traditional ‘silos’ of academic, industry, regulatory and clinical communities.

Our mission

The BRAIN Center will develop safe, effective and affordable personalized neurotechnologies for diagnostics, restoration, enhancement, and rehabilitation of sensory, motor, affective and cognitive functions. This mission will be pursued by supporting innovative interdisciplinary research across the multiple dimensions of brain function and behavior with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life.

Research program

BRAIN Research thrusts


BRAIN research topics will be focused on the needs of the members and the capabilities of the participating universities.

The center's mission space has five primary thrust areas (listed topic areas are representative, and will vary depending pond industry needs and preferences.

·       Research thrust 1: Neurological Clinical Research

·       Research thrust 2: Mobility Assessment and Clinical Intervention

·       Research thrust 3: Invasive Neurotechnology

·       Research thrust 4: Non-invasive Neurotechnology

·       Research thrust 5: Neurorehabilitation technology  


Our research areas include:

Big data
Clinical trials
Device development
Device interoperability
Neural activity measurement
Neurorehabilitation and assistive devices
Regulatory Science

Special Activities

BRAIN annual meeting in Tempe, AZ May 16-17, 2019
If you plan on attending this event, please complete your registration on Eventbrite.

IUCRC: Building Reliable Advances and Innovations in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) IAB Meeting

5/16 - 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM - BRAIN IUCRC Meeting
5/17 - 8:00 am - noon (open to current IAB members)
Location: Residence Inn Tempe, Downtown, located at 510 S. Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281.

This is an annual meeting of the industry advisory board to review current research projects. Visitors interested in membership are welcome if they are willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement. The BRAIN IAB meeting is open to current and prospective center members (industry, clinical, federal agencies, and foundations), participating faculty, and their students. The purpose of the meeting is to review ongoing projects, new initiatives, and foster collaborations among faculty and partners from the ASU and University of Houston sites. 

We look forward to seeing you in Tempe!


University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Rd

Houston, Texas, 77004

United States

Arizona State University

School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering 501 E. Tyler Mall ECG Building

Tempe, Arizona, 85287-9709

United States