Development of a Brain-Computer-Spinal Interface to Restore Hand & Arm Function

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Dr. Chet Moritz presented Development of a Brain-Computer Interface to Restore Hand & Arm Movements at the Working 2 Walk Symposium hosted by Unite 2 Fight Paralysis recently in Seattle Washington.

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and neural devices have the potential to improve quality of life after spinal cord injury. BCIs have progressed from animal studies to human trials, including ongoing work using brain activity to control Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of paralyzed hand muscles. Another promising method for re-animation of paralyzed limbs is intraspinal stimulation. Intraspinal stimulation activates muscles with minimal fatigue and often in functional synergies, making it an ideal candidate for brain-control of stimulation with the goal of restoring hand and arm function after spinal cord injury.

Without your valuable support of Unite 2 Fight Paralysis volunteers and your generous donations directed to the Working 2 Walk Video Library, the annual symposium video presentations could not be made possible for the paralysis community. (Thank you for your generous support in supplying this educational material for research and advocacy to cure paralysis).

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