Dr. Brian Schmit

Brian Schmit
Dr. Brian SchmitMarquette University

Engineering Hall, 344

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

Professor, Hammes Family Chair, Associate Dean of Research

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


MCW Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


MCW Clinical & Translational Science Institute


Integrative Neural Engineering & Rehabilitation Laboratory (INERL)


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Falk Center for Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research


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 Engineering Advanced Laboratory Computing




Research Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Human Neurophysiology
  • Biomechanics

Recent Publications

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Recent 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).

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