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Case Western Reserve University joins BrainGate clinical trial
Date:2/21/2013

control the virtual arm, developed by Kirsch's research team, to perform simple reaching tasks, or complex activities, such as drinking from a mug or brushing teeth, all within the virtual-reality world displayed on a computer screen.

The researchers will explore how to decode participants' intent from their brain recordings and how to translate these intentions into stimulation commands for the FES system. The goal is to allow participants to use their arms and hands for simple tasks, just by thinking about them.

In addition to Kirsch, Dr. Walter, and Dr. Miller, the Cleveland BrainGate2 team includes co-investigator Bolu Ajiboye, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at CWRU and FES Center investigator at the Cleveland VA.


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Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University
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