Interests: bioengineering, neuroprosthetics, neurophysiology, developing virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation platforms.

Wei Wang, MD, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Wang received a medical doctorate at Peking University Health Science Center in 1999, and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, 2006.  His past research has involved developing computer tools for people with severe motor disabilities and providing assistive technology augmenting human-computer interaction in the workplace. At Washington University in St. Louis, his research expanded to brain-computer interfaces and motor system neurophysiology. 

Dr. Wang’s research at the University of Pittsburgh is based on his previous investigations in how the brain controls arm and hand movement. He has developed various algorithms extracting multiple movement signals within cortical neurons that control state of the art neuroprosthetics. His investigations will include a brain-computer interface in a VR environment simulating prosthetic arm use. He is also researching the use of VR simulation benefits in rehabilitation after stroke or spinal cord injury.

Visit Dr.Wang’s web site for a list of publications: human Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory (hRNEL)

2012
Breakthrough Award
Popular Mechanics Magazine

2002 - 2005
Graduate Research Assistantship
Washington University in St. Louis