16 Dec Non-Invasive Interface Allows Subjects To Control Objects With Just Thoughts
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Bin He, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Director, Center for Neuroengineering
Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Medtronic-Bakken Endowed Chair for Engineering in Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: This work is aimed at developing a noninvasive brains-computer interface to allow disabled patients to control their environment by just thinking about it.
We found 8 human subjects were able to accomplish 3D reach and grasp tasks without using any muscle activities but just thinking about it.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: That noninvasive brain-computer interface may some day become a way for disabled patient to control a prosthetic limb or other devices without the need of brain implant.
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Jianjun Meng, Shuying Zhang, Angeliki Bekyo, Jaron Olsoe, Bryan Baxter & Bin He
Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 38565 (2016)
Published online:14 December 2016
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