He directs the Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface
Systems Laboratory at the University of Houston, where his research focuses on the user-centered design of complex human-machine systems, wearable neuroprostheses and exoskeletons, computational motor neuroscience, neuroaesthetics, and regulatory science.
The next step is to advance the development of brain-machine interface
algorithms using the principles of control theory and statistical signal processing," Shanechi says.
Before invasive technologies such as brain-machine interfaces
and customized spinal cord stimulation arrays can become widely available, however, they will have to prove their mettle in long-term clinical trials involving large numbers of patients--trials that will likely cost millions of dollars.
In Scheuermann's case, at least, her brain-machine interface
has proved to be powerful medicine.
But what the team has packed inside makes it a major advance among brain-machine interfaces
, said lead author David Borton, a former Brown graduate student and postdoctoral research associate who is now at Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne in Switzerland.
During the experiment, the monkeys used the brain-machine interface
to move a computer cursor to hit a series of visual targets without actively moving their arms.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Neuroscientists introduced a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces
that investigates the physiological properties and adaptability of brain circuits, and how the brains of two or more animals can work together to complete simple tasks.
This brain-machine interface
work is all part of an international effort called the Walk Again Project to build a whole-body exoskeleton that could help paralyzed people regain motor and sensory abilities using brain activity to control the apparatus.
Technological developments in the area of brain-machine interface
(BMI) have received much attention.
A team of researchers at the Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-Machine Interface
(CNBI), headed by Jose del R.
Lead author Miguel Nicolelis, from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, said this was the first time a brain-machine interface
has augmented a sense in adult animals.