Gerald E. Loeb

Expert in biomedical engineering specializing in neural prosthetics and sensorimotor control

Director, Medical Device Development Facility, USC's Alfred D. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Deputy director, NSF Engineering Research Center on Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems

Professor of biomedical engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • neuroprosthetics / neural prosthetics – electronic interfaces with the nervous system
  • functional electrical stimulation (FES)
  • electrophysiology
  • biomedical engineering
  • neurophysiology
  • sensorimotor control
  • electromyography
  • cochlear implants

Additional Information

  • Inventor of BIONs, injectable devices designed to reanimate paralyzed muscles
  • Co-inventor of the cochlear implant, a neuroprosthetic device enabling profoundly deaf people to hear
  • Co-author, Electromyography for Experimentalists (1986)
  • Holder of nearly 40 patents
  • Author of more than 100 full-length journal articles* NOTE: Loeb prefers to be contacted via email.

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