Navigation Links
Paralyzed individuals use thought-controlled robotic arm to reach and grasp
Date:5/16/2012

ndicated that the technology is promising, but at present is still undergoing development and evaluation. "The researchers have begun the long, difficult process of testing and refining the system with feedback from patients, and they've found that it is possible for a person to mentally control a robotic limb in three-dimensional space. This represents a remarkable advance," he said.

As the trial continues, the BrainGate research team needs to test the technology in more individuals, they said. They envision a system that would be stable for decades, wireless and fully automated. For now, the sensor and therefore the user must be connected via cables to the rest of the system. Prior to each session with the robotic arms, a technician had to perform a calibration procedure that lasted 31 minutes on average. Improvements are also needed to enhance the precision and speed of control. In the foam target task, for example, a successful reach-and-grasp motion typically took almost 10 seconds.

The ultimate goal for helping people with paralysis is to reconnect the brain directly to paralyzed limbs rather than robotic ones, the researchers said. In the future, the BrainGate system might be used to control a functional electrical stimulation (FES) device, which delivers electrical stimulation to paralyzed muscles. Such technology has shown promise in monkeys. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has long supported the clinical trial research for BrainGate, with the goal of enabling mental control of an FES system for limb movement. In previous reports from the BrainGate2 trial, a participant was able to use the BrainGate system to direct the movements of a virtual, computer-animated arm designed to simulate FES control of a real arm.

To support this research, NIH has worked closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DA
'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel Stimson
stimsond@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Scientists restore movement to paralyzed limbs through artificial brain-muscle connections
2. QIAGEN and Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Collaborate to Develop Assay for Active TB Risk in Individuals With Latent Infection
3. New Website Targets Common Sleep Disorder in Blind Individuals
4. Online Career Service for Postgraduate Life Scientists Expands Membership to Individuals
5. A Better Tomorrow Treatment Center Inc., Forterus Inc.s Behavioral Healthcare Subsidiary, is the First in the Nation to Offer DNA-Customized Treatment for Individuals with a Genetic Predisposition for Addictive Behavior
6. In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
7. Live Robotic Prostate Surgery Performed for Nations Youth
8. UT professors pathogen research inspires robotics design for medicine and military
9. New frozen smoke may improve robotic surgery, energy storage
10. Health Robotics Continues Worldwide Consolidation by Entering the Norwegian Market With Beckman Automation
11. Robotic gripper runs on coffee ... and balloons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Paralyzed individuals use thought-controlled robotic arm to reach and grasp
(Date:8/28/2014)... “This kit has an improved extraction efficiency and provides users ... said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager for Charm Sciences. ... USDA-GIPSA inspection agencies that have a need to detect aflatoxin ... a matter of minutes with nothing but our equipment and ... grain before accepting it, but they no longer have to ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Next month, executives from clinical ... key industry events beginning with Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 ... Boston , September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts ... Aaron Fleishman will share insights on the benefits ... variety of tactics – from media to mobile apps – ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Scientists, researchers, and technologists will ... Laser Damage 2014 symposium. Marking its 46th year, ... will run 14-17 September. The event is sponsored by ... . , The premier conference for basic and applied ... optical materials will engage researchers and engineers from numerous ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... has renewed its long term partnership with PTI ... to provide clients with state of the art leak ... state of the art instruments currently available. As part ... a new High Voltage Leak Detection Instrument ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 3Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 2Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 3
... Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GNLK, www.genelinkbio.com ) today ... private label distribution partnership serving the healthcare and wellness ... gives GeneLink reach into new areas of the rapidly ... available to us.  The HelixLife team is very experienced ...
... From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne... -- AMSTERDAM, September 24, 2010 ... ... --> ... s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the ...
... GeneLink, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... pleased to report that the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ... the Company,s former CEO and President, John DePhillipo, and ... subsidiary GeneWize Life Sciences, Inc., and several of the ...
Cached Biology Technology:GeneLink Announces HelixLife Private Label Distribution Agreement 2AMT Receives Orphan Drug Designation From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy 2AMT Receives Orphan Drug Designation From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy 3AMT Receives Orphan Drug Designation From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy 4AMT Receives Orphan Drug Designation From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy 5AMT Receives Orphan Drug Designation From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy 6AMT Receives Orphan Drug Designation From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy 7AMT Receives Orphan Drug Designation From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy 8
(Date:8/28/2014)... FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) ... the American College of Sports Medicine,s Conference on ... in Miami, Florida. These awards are meant ... and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream ... the participation of young scientists at the American ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... . Cars, planes ... of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which ... assembly lines. In the case of a car body, the ... a precise spatial and chronological sequence, resulting in a complete ... of such an assembly line at molecular level has been ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a ... in shallow marine habitats and were far less ... , Before they sank to the bottom ... some 435 million years ago, these arthropods preyed ... although they were not exactly inconspicuous, possessing a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nanoscale assembly line 2Nanoscale assembly line 3Paleontology: Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group 2
... at levels consumed by breast cancer patients and survivors in ... rats, new research found., The role of folate, a ... development and progression of breast cancer is highly controversial. ... breast cancer, recent studies have suggested that taking high amounts ...
... When the temperature rises on Baffin Island, in the ... ice for thousands of years, are exposed. Using radiocarbon ... has calculated the age of relic moss samples that ... moss samples would have been destroyed by erosion had ...
... the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in Canada ... Parkinson,s disease are involved in the early-stage quality ... reported in T he EMBO Journal , removes ... mitochondria., "PINK1 and parkin, are implicated in selectively ...
Cached Biology News:Large amounts of folic acid shown to promote growth of breast cancer in rats 2Quality control of mitochondria as a defense against disease 2
... Model 1575 immunowash microplate washer 100-240 V, ... have flat-, U-, or V-bottom wells. The ... and vertical needle positions to an accuracy ... aspiration, and overflow washing. It can store ...
... MULTI-FUN Incubator is a compact benchtop ... a microprocessor controller with a large ... and agitation speed. Air circulation inside ... incubator. Temperature can be easily calibrated ...
... is a compact benchtop and stackable ... controller with a large display screen ... speed. Air circulation inside to evenly ... can be easily calibrated from the ...
... siRNA --- a cocktail of 3 siRNAs ... interestis our most popular product. The siTrio ... knockdown of your target gene when used ... transfection and confirmation of optimal transfection with ...
Biology Products: