After a year of using a bionic arm, patients report subjective sensations did not shift to match the location of the touch sensor on their prosthetic device.
Researchers have developed a new model that represents the planning of movement from seeing an object to grasping it.
A prosthetic arm that is attached to the bone and controlled by electrodes implanted in nerves and muscles can operate more precisely than conventional prosthetic limbs. Researchers improved the neuroprosthetic hand by integrating tactile sensory feedback, so the patient can "feel" items.
Researchers have developed a sensor-instrumented glove for prosthetic hand controls which can sense pressure, temperature, and hydration using electronic chips sending sensory data via a wristwatch.
Researchers are developing a sophisticated prosthetic hand that can be directly controlled by the thoughts of the user.
Having identified a new, simpler way to study neural activity, researchers believe they are on track to creating a compact, low power and potentially wireless brain sensor that could make thought-controlled prosthetic limbs ubiquitous.
Using EEG and brain computer interface technology, researchers have created a robotic arm that can be controlled without brain implants.
Findings allow for the development of an autonomously updating brain-machine interface, which is able to improve on its own by learning about its subject without additional programming. The system could help develop new robotic prosthetics, which can perform more naturally.
Polydactyly, a condition where one is born with an extra finger, has significant benefits when it comes to motor skill and control. fMRI neuroimaging reveals those with extra fingers are able to move the digits independently of other fingers. The findings could help with the development of new prosthetics that extend motor abilities.