Eric Earley, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Orthopedics

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Graduate Schools :
  • MS, Northwestern University (2014)
  • PhD, Northwestern University (2020)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines (CO) (2012)
Languages: English, Swedish
Department: Orthopedics

Research Interests

My research focuses on maximizing patient functionality through improvements to prosthetic control and sensory feedback, evaluating quality of life through at-home data collection of prosthesis use, and development and validation of new outcome measures. This requires a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach bringing together engineers, scientists, surgeons, clinicians, therapists, and patients to develop novel technologies.


  • Collu R, Earley EJ, Barbaro M, Ortiz-Catalan M. Non-rectangular neurostimulation waveforms elicit varied sensation quality and perceptive fields on the hand. Sci Rep. 2023 Jan 28;13(1):1588. PubMed PMID: 36709376
  • Earley EJ, Johnson RE, Sensinger JW, Hargrove LJ. Wrist speed feedback improves elbow compensation and reaching accuracy for myoelectric transradial prosthesis users in hybrid virtual reaching task. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2023 Jan 19;20(1):9. PubMed PMID: 36658605
  • Zbinden J, Sassu P, Mastinu E, Earley EJ, Munoz-Novoa M, Brånemark R, Ortiz-Catalan M. Improved control of a prosthetic limb by surgically creating electro-neuromuscular constructs with implanted electrodes. Sci Transl Med. 2023 Jul 12;15(704):eabq3665. PubMed PMID: 37437016
  • Ortiz-Catalan M, Zbinden J, Millenaar J, D'Accolti D, Controzzi M, Clemente F, Cappello L, Earley EJ, Mastinu E, Kolankowska J, Munoz-Novoa M, Jönsson S, Cipriani C, Sassu P, Brånemark R. A highly integrated bionic hand with neural control and feedback for use in daily life. Sci Robot. 2023 Oct 18;8(83):eadf7360. PubMed PMID: 37820004
  • Earley EJ, Ortiz-Catalan M. Neurostimulation Perception Obeys Strength-Duration Curves and is Primarily Driven by Pulse Amplitude. Int IEEE EMBS Conf Neural Eng (NER). 2023.
  • Earley EJ, Awad ME, Melton DH, Hoyt C, Christiansen C, Gaffney BMM, Stoneback JW. A Delphi Survey of OI Component Prescription Consensus. Global Collaborative Conference on Osseointegration. 2023.
  • Just F, Reho R, Earley EJ, Ortiz-Catalan M. Neurostimulation artifact removal algorithms to improve control of a tactile feedback prosthesis. DGBMT Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering. 2023.
  • Earley EJ, Mastinu E, Ortiz-Catalan M. Cross-Channel Impedance Measurement for Monitoring Implanted Electrodes. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2022 Jul;2022:4880-4883. PubMed PMID: 36086091
  • Earley EJ, Zbinden J, Munoz-Novoa M, Mastinu E, Smiles A, Ortiz-Catalan M. Competitive motivation increased home use and improved prosthesis self-perception after Cybathlon 2020 for neuromusculoskeletal prosthesis user. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2022 May 16;19(1):47. PubMed PMID: 35578249
  • Earley EJ, Berneving A, Zbinden J, Ortiz-Catalan M. Neurostimulation artifact removal for implantable sensors improves signal clarity and decoding of motor volition. Front Hum Neurosci. 2022;16:1030207. PubMed PMID: 36337856
  • Lendaro E, Earley EJ, Ortiz-Catalan M. Statistical analysis plan for an international, double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial on the use of phantom motor execution as a treatment for phantom limb pain. Trials. 2022 Feb 13;23(1):138. PubMed PMID: 35152915
  • Ahkami B, Mastinu E, Earley EJ, Ortiz-Catalan M. Extra-neural signals from severed nerves enable intrinsic hand movements in transhumeral amputations. Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 17;12(1):10218. PubMed PMID: 35715459
  • Musolf BM, Earley EJ, Munoz-Novoa M, Ortiz-Catalan M. Analysis and Design of a Bypass Socket for Transradial Amputations. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2021 Nov;2021:4611-4614. PubMed PMID: 34892241
  • Earley EJ, Johnson RE, Sensinger JW, Hargrove LJ. Joint speed feedback improves myoelectric prosthesis adaptation after perturbed reaches in non amputees. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 4;11(1):5158. PubMed PMID: 33664421
  • Earley EJ, Hargrove LJ. Modeling Expected Reaching Error and Behaviors for Motor Adaptation. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2019 Jul;2019:1534-1538. PubMed PMID: 31946186
  • Earley EJ, Johnson RE, Hargrove LJ, Sensinger JW. Joint Speed Discrimination and Augmentation For Prosthesis Feedback. Sci Rep. 2018 Dec 10;8(1):17752. PubMed PMID: 30531829
  • Earley EJ, Kaveny KJ, Johnson RE, Hargrove LJ, Sensinger JW. Joint-based velocity feedback to virtual limb dynamic perturbations. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2017 Jul;2017:1313-1318. PubMed PMID: 28814002
  • Earley EJ, Hargrove LJ, Kuiken TA. Dual Window Pattern Recognition Classifier for Improved Partial-Hand Prosthesis Control. Front Neurosci. 2016;10:58. PubMed PMID: 26941599
  • Earley EJ, Hargrove LJ. The Effect of Wrist Position and Hand-Grasp Pattern on Virtual Prosthesis Task Performance. IEEE Int Conf Bio Rob. 2016 Jun;2016:542-547.
  • Earley EJ, Adewuyi AA, Hargrove LJ. Optimizing pattern recognition-based control for partial-hand prosthesis application. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014;2014:3574-7. PubMed PMID: 25570763
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Volunteer Activities
I am a member of the Advisory Committee for the Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon), a non-profit organization that organizes science communication workshops for graduate students throughout the US and Canada.

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General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Northwestern University (2014)
  • PhD, Northwestern University (2020)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines (CO) (2012)
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Languages: English, Swedish
Department: Orthopedics
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