Collaboration is an important aspect of any scientific research. Drawing from the expertise in many different fields, a collaboration provides new ideas, designs, and directions for research. Some of the most significant scientific advances are the result of distinct areas of research coming together and breaking new grounds.

Our research team includes an extensive network of collaborators. We work with multiple disciplines including biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience, medicine, physical therapy, psychology and kinesiology. Our collaborators include researchers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, industry partners, doctors, therapists, and scientists from other research centers.


TCNL is pleased to have received support from a number of federal, university and independent foundation sources to support its research over the past 20 years. With this support, TCNL research is beginning to break down barriers to neurological rehabilitation.


Our Research

Founded in 1992, the Tactile Com­mu­nication & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We are a research center that uses the experience of many different areas of science to study the theory and application of applied neuro­plasticity, the brain’s ability to re­or­ganize in response to new informa­tion, needs, and pathways.

Our research is aimed at developing solutions for sensory and motor disorder rehabilitation.

Our Sponsors

The TCNL, as a self-supporting labo­ratory, gratefully acknowledges the support from our sponsors. This support is vital in the developing, testing, and fruition of our research.