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Advancing Neurotechnology

We're working at the intersection of science and technology to pioneer ways to help people overcome devastating neurological damage and disorders. We're offering real hope by developing new technologies and progressing the state of the art.

“I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help push science and technology further and possibly help others living with paralysis.” Ian Burkhart, first NeuroLife® technology clinical trial patient

Solving the Impossible and Changing Lives

Battelle is harnessing the power of our technologies to go beyond paralysis and enhance physical and cognitive function.



We're assisting the body to go beyond physical limitations where biology is broken.
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We're restoring the body by optimizing recovery through targeted neuroplasticity and bioelectric medicine.


We're advancing the healthy body to perform beyond current physical and cognitive abilities.


Neurotechnology: Advancing Beyond Expectations Webinar

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In this webinar, you’ll learn about the three pillars of neural technology: assist, restore and advance. You'll also hear about some of the remarkable outcomes from work with the first Battelle NeuroLife® technology clinical trial patient. Battelle experts will also address some of the high-level practical challenges that must be overcome to move forward. For example, how can they move this technology from lab to homes? And not everyone is willing to have some of their skull removed, so how can they make this work without brain surgery?


Battelle Neurotechnology Experts

Unmatched Expertise

Battelle has no shortage of brilliant scientists and researchers. But what makes us really stand out in the crowd is the true depth and breadth of our experts and ability to reach across multiple disciplines.

Our employees – called “Solvers” for the solutions they provide to difficult challenges – are the glue that holds our company together and why we’re still here after 90 years. 

And nowhere is that more obvious than in our neurotechnology space. From electrical engineers and applied mathematicians to statisticians and biomedical engineers, we've got the expertise to solve your neurotech challenge.

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Doug Weber

Director of Neurotechnology R&D

A biomedical engineer and neurotechnology pioneer, Doug is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.


Gaurav Sharma

Senior Research Scientist

Gaurav serves as the technical lead on projects involving peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and brain-computer interfaces.

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David Friedenberg


Dave applies statistical and machine-learning algorithms to complex data sets and software teams for complex data processing systems.

Battelle Neurotechnology Experts

Our Neurotech Capabilities

There is nearly unlimited potential for recent advances in neurotechnology. Battelle is proud to be leading the way with research and development in this field. 

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Neural Bypass Technology
Our NeuroLife® bypass technology aims to help those with paralysis or other nervous system injuries overcome their everyday hurdles. Learn more
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Neural Signal Processing & Analysis
Our experts can help turn brain signals into clear information for innovative neurodiagnostics, therapies and other applications. Learn more




We do what we do to improve lives, not for accolades. But it certainly does feel nice when we get recognized for our efforts. Our awards include three R&D 100 Awards, the Annual BCI Research Award and the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award. 

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It would be impossible to help change the world without sharing our knowledge with others. We’re proud to have our experts’ work featured in a number of publications annually, including Nature, Scientific Reports, Bioelectric Medicine and Frontiers in Neuroscience

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Neurotechnology & Neuroscience 

Neurotech Trailblazer

Battelle's neurotechnology research would not be possible without the tenacity, courage and optimism of Ian Burkhart. Ian is the first NeuroLife technology clinical trial patient. His commitment to this neural processing project is a great example of Battelle's philosophy of It Can Be Done. The work Ian does today will impact the future of neurotechnology forever.

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News & Insights

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Thought-reading AI helps a person with quadriplegia play Guitar Hero

Battelle's NeuroLife technology advances and their potential to make their way from the lab into a patient's home are explained in this new article.

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Battelle Shows NeuroLife System’s Machine Learning Prowess in Nature Medicine

During the past four years, Battelle scientists and their colleagues at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSU) have shown the world ...

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Our Work in Neurotechnology: You Asked; We Answered

We recently hosted an I Am A … Ask Me Anything session on Reddit about our NeuroLife® technology and received more than 250 questions.

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A Front-Row Seat to Solving What Matters Most

Hear from Ian Burkhart as he talks about his experience with our NeuroLife® technology and the unintended consequences that have been beneficial.

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