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Mr Devon Lewis BSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Computational Neuroscience

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Devon Lewis is a Postgraduate Research Student researching the neuromuscular control of walking movements in health and disease. His work is focused on interfacing the nervous system with novel prosthetic devices.

Although there have been huge recent advances in the functionality of prosthetic devices, there is still a critical bottleneck in the understanding of how these devices can be interfaced with the nervous system. Devon is developing techniques to artificially recreate normal proprioceptive feedback and motor control in animals with sensory deficits and missing limbs. These techniques can then be applied to human cases, enabling the incorporation of sensory perception and more intuitive motor control in future generations of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) and neuroprosthetic devices.

Academic History

2016-present: PhD in Computational Neuroscience. University of Southampton, UK.
2013-2016: BSc Biology. University of Southampton, UK.

Research interests

Devon is interested in characterising the sensorimotor system and using machine learning for the development of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), neuroprosthetics and functional electrical stimulation (FES).

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Phil Newland, Prof. David Simpson, Prof. Liudi Jiang
PhD Research: Interfaces with the nervous system for the control of neuroprostheses
Funding: University of Southampton: Vice Chancellor's Scholarship, The Gerald Kerkut Trust

Research group

Biomedical Sciences

Affiliate research groups

Southampton Neuroscience Group, Signal Processing and Control Group, Materials and Surface Engineering Group

2014-present: Bouldering Wall Manager


BIOL1001 Experimental and Field Biology
BIOL2014 Neuroscience
BIOL2018 Adaptive Physiology

Mr Devon Lewis
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 85/3041/M55

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