Use of intracortical recordings to control a hand neuroprosthesis

Eric A. Pohlmeyer*, Eric Perreault, Marc W Slutzky, Kevin L. Kilgore, Robert F. Kirsch, Dawn M. Taylor, Lee E Miller

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop an animal model for evaluating the efficacy of a brain machine interface (BMI) for controlling functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS). We have implemented such a system in a single primate. Our experimental model includes a 100-electrode implanted micro-array for recording intracortical signals, a reversible peripheral nerve block for temporarily paralyzing wrist and hand muscles, and a neuromuscular stimulator for electrically activating the paralyzed muscles. To date, we have evaluated the efficacy of each of these components and demonstrated how the BMI can be used to restore voluntary control of wrist flexion following muscle paralysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
Pages418-420
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2007
Event3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering - Kohala Coast, HI, United States
Duration: May 2 2007May 5 2007

Other

Other3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityKohala Coast, HI
Period5/2/075/5/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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Pohlmeyer, E. A., Perreault, E., Slutzky, M. W., Kilgore, K. L., Kirsch, R. F., Taylor, D. M., & Miller, L. E. (2007). Use of intracortical recordings to control a hand neuroprosthesis. In Proceedings of the 3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (pp. 418-420). [4227303] https://doi.org/10.1109/CNE.2007.369698