Navigation Links
Grant to fund 'pioneering' brain-computer interface technology
Date:10/13/2010

TEMPE, Ariz. Efforts to advance technology to aid people who have lost communication and movement abilities are getting support from an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission grant for a project combining resources and expertise at Arizona State University and the Children's Neuroscience Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Dr. David Adelson leads a research team at the institute working on development of "brain-computer interface" technology. The team is collaborating with Stephen Helms Tillery, an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, one of ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The three-year grant of almost $469,000 will help fund refinement of an interface system designed to help children and adults who are unable to perform typical activities such as dressing, walking, talking, typing or writing due to severe brain disorders caused by stroke, severe cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as ALS or "Lou Gehrig's Disease" spinal cord injury or similar disorders.

"We have been working on these interfaces in the laboratory for a decade, and it's exciting to finally see our work moving into a clinical setting through the collaboration with Phoenix Children's Hospital," Helms Tillery says.

The interface system will allow people to use their own brain signals to communicate or interact indirectly with their environment by controlling a computer.

With improved device technologies and interactive software, people would be able to communicate and interact by using computers to control motorized carts, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, communication devices, or even robots. The technologies may also offer the possibility of communication through use of the Internet.

"This is truly a pioneering technology," Adelson said, "and we expect that this type of collaborative research in Phoenix between the Children's Neuroscience Institute and ASU will continue to spur further potential innovations and associative technologies in the future."


'/>"/>

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. NSF awards grants to study effects of ocean acidification
2. Grant to explore nanotech anti-infective agent for soldiers wounds
3. Rutgers part of team awarded $3.3 million National Institutes of Health grant for prostate cancer research
4. USDA awards grant to GSU professor to study childhood obesity dynamics
5. Grant advances quark-gluon plasma studies

6. $5 million NSF grant will upgrade and expand NJIT radio telescope array
7. RIT receives federal grant to construct new sustainability research facility
8. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory neuroscientist awarded Transformative NIH research grant
9. Scripps Research scientists win $65 million in new grants to reveal form and function of proteins
10. NIH grants will advance studies of the form and function of proteins
11. $1.5M grant funds research aimed at reducing strokes in children with sickle cell disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Research and ... Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to their offering.  , ... , ,The global gait biometrics market is expected ... the period 2016-2020. Gait analysis generates ... be used to compute factors that are not ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... , March 31, 2016   ... ("LegacyXChange" or the "Company") LegacyXChange is excited ... of its soon to be launched online site for ... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTLBzmZogV1y2D6bDkBX5g ) will also provide potential shareholders a ... DNA technology to an industry that is notorious for ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... , March 23, 2016 ... erhöhter Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender ... das Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals ... Finanzdienstleistungsbranche, wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Lady had been battling arthritis since ... ligament in her left knee. Lady’s owner Hannah sought the help of Dr Jeff ... surgeon, to repair her cruciate ligament and help with the pain of Lady’s arthritis. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Last week, Callan Capital, an integrated wealth management ... The Future of San Diego Life Science event at the Estancia La Jolla Resort ... the event with speakers Dr. Rich Heyman, former CEO of Aragon and Seragon, and ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of ... of 2016. The cash dividend of $0.24 ... 2016 to stockholders of record as of the close of ... subject to approval of the Board of Directors and may ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2016 , ... ... public interest organization focused on molecular nanotechnology, announced the winners for the 2015 ... pioneer physicist Richard Feynman, are given in two categories, one for experiment and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: