Center for Bionics and Pain Research (CBPR) is an interdisciplinary research center formed by experts in engineering, medicine, and medical practice from three participating organisations: Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
The overall goal of the collaboration is to develop medical technologies and treatments to restore lost sensory and motor function, in people who have, for example, lost a limb or suffered nerve damage, and to relieve the pain that can arise from these types of sensorimotor impairments. ?Sensorimotor? refers to the experience of sensations and the control of our body movements.
Research is also conducted into the wider effects of such technologies and methods, such as safety aspects and health economics. Increasing the understanding of the causes of sensorimotor pain, such as phantom pain, is an important part of research at CBPR.
Contact: Max Ortiz Catalan
, Associate Professor, Head of the Bionics Research Unit at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers, and Director of the Center for Bionics and Pain Research,