• Name: Benjamin Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Institution: Boise State University
  • Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Phone: 208.426.3842
  • Email: bcjohnson@boisestate.edu

Summary: Our research group focuses on developing devices for bioelectronic medicine, a technology that reads and manipulates the electrical activity of the body’s nervous system. This enables real-time, chronic health monitoring and novel treatment options for patients. Our implantable microsystems leverage advanced microelectronic technology to achieve vanishingly small levels of integration. While our technology is broadly applicable to many areas of healthcare and research, we are initially investigating methods to quantify the neuroprotective benefits of exercise.
Our research lies at the intersection of integrated circuit design and neuroscience, utilizing a systems-level approach that unites principles from neural engineering, healthcare, and signal processing. Example projects include peripheral nerve stimulators, EEG and EMG signal processing, lab-on-a-chip, wireless neural monitoring, and closed-loop neuromodulators.

Minimum classes: N/A

Projects: In our lab, students will design systems and instrumentation for brain-machine interfaces and neural implants. Students can gain experience in integrated circuit design, PCB design, signal processing and machine learning for biopotentials, electrode development, and computational modeling of neural systems.

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