The University of Michigan Direct Brain Interface (UM-DBI) project is unique among brain-computer interface (BCI) research groups in its combination of many years of BCI research and close clinical ties to assistive technology service delivery both through investigator background and sharing offices with the UM Rehabilitation Engineering Program’s (UMREP) clinical service. The UM-DBI project was co-founded by Dr. Simon Levine and Dr. Jane Huggins, the current principal investigator. The term Direct Brain Interface is intended to emphasize the function of the BCI as a direct connection between the human brain and various kinds of technologies (not just computers). With funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the UM-DBI project pioneered BCI research based on electrocorticogram (ECoG) from electrodes implanted inside the skull.