Center for Innovative Neurotechnology for Neural Repair

Overview

The research and goal of the Center for Innovative Neurotechnology for Neural Repair (CINNR)is the development of novel neural modulation technology for functional restoration of spine and brain injury. These technologies will be developed by working in conjunction with Neuro-Engineering at Brown.

Current work
We are currently working on the development of a technology for patients with spinal cord injury for the restoration of lower extremity use and bladder function.

Rhode Island Hospital is a principal site for a DARPA clinical trial for the development of an Intelligent Spine Interface (ISI).

Our Team

Site Primary Investigator

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory

Study Primary Investigator

David Borton, PhD

Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering and Carney Institute, Brown University
Biomedical Engineer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Multidisciplinary Team – Sub-Investigators

Rehabilitation

Shalini M. Boodram, MD

Physical Therapy

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD

Urology

Janice Santos Cortes, MD

Neurosurgery

Ziya Gokaslan, MD

Alexios Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

Partners

   

Intelligent Spine Interface Study
Contact Information

Phone: 401-444-4362

Email: spinalcordstudy@lifespan.org

News and Announcements

New Generation of Intelligent Bio-Interfaces Could Overcome Aspects of Spinal Cord Injury

Health Check: Researchers work on innovative device to help with spinal cord injuries

Researchers to develop ‘intelligent spinal interface’ with $6.3 million in DARPA funding