Ismael Seáñez

Ismael Seáñez

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

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PhD, Northwestern University, 2016
MS, Northwestern University, 2013
BS, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2010


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.