Navigation Links
Brain-wave-reading robot might help stroke patients
Date:8/20/2012

HOUSTON (Aug. 20, 2012) What comes naturally to most people to think and then do is difficult for stroke patients who have lost the full use of their limbs. New research by Rice University, the University of Houston (UH) and TIRR Memorial Hermann aims to help victims recover that ability to the fullest extent possible with a $1.17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the President's National Robotics Initiative (NRI).

The multidisciplinary team hopes to develop and validate a noninvasive brain-machine interface (BMI) to a robotic orthotic device that is expected to innovate upper-limb rehabilitation. The new neurotechnology will interpret brain waves that let a stroke patient willingly operate an exoskeleton that wraps around the arm from the fingertips to the elbow.

Rice is developing the exoskeleton and UH the electroencephalograph-based (EEG) neural interface. The combined device will be validated by UTHealth physicians at TIRR Memorial Hermann with as many as 40 volunteer patients in the final two years of the four-year R01 award, the oldest research grant offered by NIH. The grant, funded through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, is one of only a few projects selected by the NRI, a collaborative partnership by the NIH, National Science Foundation, NASA and the Department of Agriculture to encourage the development of the next generation of robots that will work closely with humans.

Repetitive motion has proven effective at retraining motor nerve pathways damaged by a stroke, but patients must be motivated to do the work, said principal investigator Marcia O'Malley, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Rice and director of Rice's Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab.

"With a lot of robotics, if you want to engage the patient, the robot has to know what the patient is doing," O'Malley said. "If the patient tries to mo
'/>"/>

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Soft autonomous robot inches along like an earthworm
2. Robot vision: Muscle-like action allows camera to mimic human eye movement
3. Robots get a feel for the world at USC Viterbi
4. Engineered robot interacts with live fish
5. Robotic cats, a kitten mummy and a major UK vet gathering
6. Kessler Foundation implements Ekso Bionics first commercial robotic exoskeleton
7. NTU researchers study little mighty creature for scientific breakthrough
8. Study: In-patient, out-patient stroke rehab might benefit from yoga
9. Testosterone-fuelled infantile males might be a product of Moms behaviour
10. Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea
11. High levels of TRAIL protein in breast milk might contribute to anticancer activity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain-wave-reading robot might help stroke patients
(Date:7/24/2014)... Iyer, O.D., a low vision specialist at The University ... School, has been awarded a grant to help Harris ... eyeglasses, medication or surgery. , Even with corrective lenses, ... best. However, there are a variety of low vision ... help offset their vision loss. , Iyer is using ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one ... tree-frogs, and toads) in the world. However, current levels ... few years has been an increase in the description ... the advance of molecular techniques and availability of samples ... number of samples for molecular and morphological analysis, researchers ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... A yearlong study funded by the New Jersey ... J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at ... Sandy-affected towns are skeptical about the likelihood of community-based ... respondents, 45 percent indicated they were "pessimistic" or "very ... Superstorm Sandy would be rebuilt better than they were ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UTHealth Dr. Bhavani Iyer awarded low vision grant 2A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name 2Rutgers study explores attitudes, preferences toward post-Sandy rebuilding 2
... her research into single-cell organisms that affect oral health, ... molecular genetics at The University of Texas Health Science ... the 2011 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Founders Distinguished ... made significant contributions to the society. Goldschmidt joined the ...
... The University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ron Koder, assistant professor of ... of a team that devised a novel method for producing ... neuroglobin. He was recently awarded a three-year $1.3 million ... artificial blood that can be administered to injured troops on ...
... Biomedical Research Institute (Seattle BioMed) and Northwestern University Feinberg ... the effort to wipe out some of the most ... large structural genomics centers, they,ve experimentally determined 500 three-dimensional ... pathogens, which could potentially lead to new drugs, vaccines ...
Cached Biology News:UTHealth professor to receive service award from American Society for Microbiology 2CCNY professor gets grant to develop 'artificial blood' 2Milestone in fight against deadly disease 2Milestone in fight against deadly disease 3
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014  CorMedix Inc. (NYSE MKT: CRMD), ... therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of ... notice on July 18, 2014 from the NYSE ... the CorMedix plan to regain compliance with continued ... the NYSE-MKT is continuing the Company,s listing and ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014 WIRB-Copernicus Group ® ("WCG")™, ... review services for clinical research, announced today that ... of Richmond, VA -based Alliance ... biosecurity consulting firm in the United ... division – WCG Biosafety™ – will be able ...
(Date:7/24/2014)...  Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) -- an intellectual property development ... property, today announced that the Company will issue a ... on Monday, August 18, 2014 for shareholders. Management has ... Monday, August 18, 2014 to discuss the company,s progress ... Anthony Hayes . Following prepared remarks, ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... NEW YORK , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... and Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQX and NASDAQ OMX ... "IMNP."; "Immune" or "the Company"), announced a collaboration ... bullous pemphigoid last night at an event attended ... other interested parties. Lyfebulb is a health and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:CorMedix, Inc. Granted Extension of NYSE-MKT Listing 2CorMedix, Inc. Granted Extension of NYSE-MKT Listing 3WIRB-Copernicus Group Announces Acquisition of Alliance Biosciences; Executives Join WCG Biosafety Division 2WIRB-Copernicus Group Announces Acquisition of Alliance Biosciences; Executives Join WCG Biosafety Division 3Spherix Schedules Shareholder Update Call 2Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 2Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 3Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 4Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 5
... FOREST, Ill., Oct. 7 Hospira, Inc.,(NYSE: HSP ... today announced that it will host a conference call ... 2008, at 8,a.m. Central time., The company will ... stock market open and the conference call., A ...
... Orthocrat Ltd., announced,today that the George Washington ... planning and digital templating,software solution., Orthopedic ... acetate,overlays to determine the size of prosthetic ... adoption of digital imaging,technologies for x-rays, TraumaCad ...
... CITY, Oct. 7 Great Basin Scientific, Inc., ... diagnostic solutions, today announced it had closed a ... in the,funding for this round., The new ... the spring of,2009 as it completes the design ...
Cached Biology Technology:George Washington University Hospital Purchases Orthocrat's TraumaCad(TM) for Orthopedic Preoperative Planning 2George Washington University Hospital Purchases Orthocrat's TraumaCad(TM) for Orthopedic Preoperative Planning 3Great Basin Scientific, Inc. Closes $3.9 Million in Equity Funding 2
... EVO Clinical is Tecans open platform for ... quality, safety and performance in the clinical ... provided by flexible barcode reading and sample ... that the system complies with the IVD-Directive* ...
... cycler, flexible on your protocols, easy on your ... high sample throughput instrument at a highly affordable ... format: The truly user-friendly fully interchangeable block system ... of seconds without the need of any tools ...
Preparation Note: Prepared by method of Wimmer, E., et al., Biochemistry, 7, 2623 (1968). Quality Clarifier: Acceptor Activity: approx. 1000 picomoles phenylalanine per A 260 unit (not determined b...
... Tecans GenePaint system, which is based on ... steps required for performing in situ hybridization of ... key step in the study of gene expression, ... cells and tissues and can be used to ...
Biology Products: