Friday, April 3, 2020

Tag: MIT

Big Improvements to Brain-Computer Interface

Published: February 15, 2017

Newly developed “glassy carbon” electrodes transmit more robust signals to restore motion in people with damaged spinal cords.

When people suffer spinal cord injuries and lose mobility in their limbs, it’s a neural signal processing problem. The brain can still send clear electrical impulses and the limbs can still receive them, but the signal gets lost in the damaged spinal cord.

Engineering a spinal cord repair kit

Published: February 29, 2016

New, multifunctional fibers to help repair nerve damage or deliver treatment for mental, neurological disorders

Striking the cord: Optical control of motor functions

Published: November 7, 2014

Lu-Anikeeva-Fiber-Probe-mitGrad student Chi Lu and colleagues demonstrate a highly flexible polymer probe for triggering spinal-cord neurons with light and simultaneously recording their activity.

MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate and record neural activity in a mouse spinal cord — a step toward developing prosthetic devices that can restore functionality to damaged nerves.

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