The BRAIN Center

The BRAIN Center

The Building Reliable Advances and Innovation in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center is an Industry/University Collaborative 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.

UH Engineering
UH Engineering


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.


Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal
by Wendy Johnson | February 13, 2020
Human brain interfaces are changing the way we think about prosthetics. Photo courtesy of the project “Your Brain on Art” http://uhbmi.ee.uh.edu/about-minimal. The University of Houston Law Center has collaborated with UH’s Electrical and Computer...
Brain Scans to Go: Exploring Arts, Health and Technology at MoBI Conference
by Wendy Johnson | July 11, 2019
In June, a diverse group of engineers, biomedical researchers, artists and clinicians gathered in Cancun, Mexico for the 2019 International Graphonomics Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging, Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity. Each...
IEEE Brain
by Wendy Johnson | June 26, 2019
Graduate trainees (Masters, PhDs, Post-Doctorate, Medical) are invited to apply to the Neurotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop hosted in Phoenix, Arizona from December 13-15, 2019. This workshop will provide intensive and rigorous training in the...
Producing innovative neurotechnologies that can effectively transform the lives of physically and cognitively impaired individuals.
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