Ismael Seáñez

Ismael Seáñez

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

  • Phone314-935-7208


PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1985
MS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1981
BS Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, 1980


Develops tools for neuroprosthetics and rehabilitation


The mission of the Seáñez Lab is to develop neuro-rehabilitation tools and programs that promote active use of residual mobility, maximize recovery, and improve the quality of life of individuals with neurological disorders. Specifically, research in my group involves the use of body-machine interfaces (BoMIs) to provide a higher level of control for existing assistive devices and neuroprosthetics, and to improve motor function through rehabilitation.


Prof. Seáñez will join Washington University in St. Louis in March 2021. Prior to this, he was a Whitaker International Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and Head of the Translational Division at the NeuroRestore Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies.