As brain controlled robots and neuroprosthetics are rapidly growing in popularity, researchers impress the need to create guidelines to help insure safe and beneficial use of brain machine interactions.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.
Researchers report amputees are able to control a robotic arm with help of brain implants and BMI technology. The study details how brain areas that control both the intact arm and amputated limb can create new connections and learn to control the robotic arm, even years following the loss of a limb.
University of Pennsylvania researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode the activity of motor neurons.
Researchers have developed a new method of restoring movement sensation for upper limb amputees. The researchers used small robots to vibrate muscles in order to 'turn on' movement sensations.
There is new hope for people suffering from memory related problems. Researchers have successfully implanted a neuroprosthetic system into the brains of epilepsy patients that uses the person's own memory patterns to enhance memory encoding and recall.
Researchers have developed a new prosthetic arm that stimulates the nerves in the amputated limb, allowing the patient to feel the sense of touch.
A new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals may help make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use, researchers report.
Researchers have developed a new deep brain stimulation device that is able to use feedback from the brain to fine tune its signal. The device could help those with Parkinson's disease.
Findings about how the speech center is organized and how fluid speech occurs could lead to the development of neuroprosthetics capable of translating thoughts into speech, researchers report.
Researchers have created an artificial nervous system that may give prosthetics and robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch. The system is sensitive enough to identify letters in the Braille alphabet.