DESIGN OF MINIMALLY-INVASIVE BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE

Grant number: 1055661 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Severe injury to limb or spinal cord leads to significant disability. Despite advances in many areas of modern medicine, prosthetic limbs have changed little over decades. A new field of medicine seeks to create a "brain-computer interface" that is capable of controlling a robotic limb, or any electronic device just by thinking. Brain-computer interfaces are currently implanted in an open brain operation. This project aims to demonstrate that a brain-computer interface can be be implanted in a minimally invasive procedure.

University of Melbourne Researchers