Dr. Brian Schmit

Brian Schmit
Dr. Brian SchmitMarquette University

Engineering Hall, 344

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6125Google Scholar
Curriculum Vitae

Professor & Hammes Family Chair

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


Falk Center for Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research

Web Sites

Integrative Neural Engineering & Rehabilitation Laboratory (INERL)

Professional Preparation

  • Ph.D., 1995, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S., 1992, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S., 1988, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Courses Taught

BIEN 3300 Signals & Systems for Biomedical Engineering—Covers mathematical models of continuous-time signals and systems, such as the time domain viewpoint and the frequency domain viewpoint

BIEN 6610 Rehabilitation Biosystems—Examines the changes in biological systems and the homeostasis of physiologic systems in response to various stimuli

BIEN 6931 Topics in Biomedical EngineeringAdvanced Laboratory Computing




Research Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Human Neurophysiology
  • Biomechanics

Selected Recent Publications


Active Grants

  • Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator); Horby, Thomas George (Principal Investigator); Hyngstrom, Allison (Co-Investigator); Mattson, David (Co-Investigator); Obeidat, Ahmed (Co-Investigator); "High-Intensity, dynamic-stability gait training in people with multiple sclerosis." Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (September 2022–June 2027)
  • Schmit, Brian D. (Principal Investigator); Kamper, Derek (Co-Investigator); Kurpad, Shekar (Co-Investigator); Shah-Basak, Priyanka (Co-Investigator); Vedantam, Aditya (Co-Investigator); "Virtual reality training paradigm to rehabilitate hand dexterity in degenerative cervical myelopathy." Sponsored by Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (July 1, 2022–June 30, 2024).
  • Li, Xiaoyan (Principal Investigator); Barkhaus, Paul (Principal Investigator); Schmit, Brian D. (Co-PI); "High-density surface EMG based CMAP scan for motor unit number estimation."  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (July 1, 2021—September 30, 2022)
  •  Horby, Thomas George (Principal Investigator); Schmit, Brian D. (Co-Investigator); "Locomotion Recovery and Compensation Post-Stroke."  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (June 2021–May 2026).

Investigator working in the lab.

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