SAFETY AND EFFICACY VALIDATION OF THE STENTRODE: TRANSLATION OF A NOVEL BRAIN-MACHINE-INTERFACE INTO CLINICAL APPLICATION

Grant number: W81XWH-17-1-0210 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

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Abstract

PUBLIC ABSTRACT At present, there is no cure for the millions of people worldwide paralyzed by spinal cord injury. For many of these people, the portion of the brain responsible for limb movement remains intact and functional. However, due to spinal cord damage, neural signals cannot be delivered from the brain to limbs to actuate movement. We are developing a technology that can potentially extract thoughts, in the form of neural signals, from the brains of people with paralysis. These neural signals can in turn be used to control prosthetic limbs, computers, exoskeletons, and vehicles. Recent research has demonstrated that electrodes implanted in the brain can be used to extract brain sign..

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