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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227810/noninvasive-eeg-correlates-of-overground-and-stair-walking
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Justin A Brantley, Trieu Phat Luu, Recep Ozdemir, Fangshi Zhu, Anna T Winslow, Helen Huang, Jose L Contreras-Vidal, Justin A Brantley, Trieu Phat Luu, Recep Ozdemir, Fangshi Zhu, Anna T Winslow, Helen Huang, Jose L Contreras-Vidal, Fangshi Zhu, Recep Ozdemir, Justin A Brantley, Helen Huang, Anna T Winslow, Jose L Contreras-Vidal, Trieu Phat Luu
Automated walking intention detection remains a challenge in lower-limb neuroprosthetic systems. Here, we assess the feasibility of extracting motor intent from scalp electroencephalography (EEG). First, we evaluated the corticomuscular coherence between central EEG electrodes (C1, Cz, C2) and muscles of the shank and thigh during walking on level ground and stairs. Second, we trained decoders to predict the linear envelope of the surface electromyogram (EMG). We observed significant EEG-led corticomuscular coupling between electrodes and sEMG (tibialis anterior) in the high delta (3-4 Hz) and low theta (4-5 Hz) frequency bands during level walking, indicating efferent signaling from the cortex to peripheral motor neurons...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227602/development-of-high-impedance-measurement-system-for-water-leakage-detection-in-implantable-neuroprosthetic-devices
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Aziz Yousif, Shawn K Kelly, Aziz Yousif, Shawn K Kelly, Shawn K Kelly, Aziz Yousif
There has been a push for a greater number of channels in implantable neuroprosthetic devices; but, that number has largely been limited by current hermetic packaging technology. Microfabricated packaging is becoming reality, but a standard testing system is needed to prepare these devices for clinical trials. Impedance measurements of electrodes built into the packaging layers may give an early warning of device failure and predict device lifetime. Because the impedance magnitudes of such devices can be on the order of gigaohms, a versatile system was designed to accommodate ultra-high impedances and allow future integrated circuit implementation in current neural prosthetic technologies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227166/modeling-distinct-sources-of-neural-variability-driving-neuroprosthetic-control
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Preeya Khanna, Vivek R Athalye, Suraj Gowda, Rui M Costa, Jose M Carmena, Preeya Khanna, Vivek R Athalye, Suraj Gowda, Rui M Costa, Jose M Carmena, Jose M Carmena, Vivek R Athalye, Rui M Costa, Preeya Khanna, Suraj Gowda
Many closed-loop, continuous-control brain-machine interface (BMI) architectures rely on decoding via a linear readout of noisy population neural activity. However, recent work has found that decomposing neural population activity into correlated and uncorrelated variability reveals that improvements in cursor control coincide with the emergence of correlated neural variability. In order to address how correlated and uncorrelated neural variability arises and contributes to BMI cursor control, we simulate a neural population receiving combinations of shared inputs affecting all cells and private inputs affecting only individual cells...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226808/idle-state-classification-using-spiking-activity-and-local-field-potentials-in-a-brain-computer-interface
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Jordan J Williams, Rex N Tien, Yoh Inoue, Andrew B Schwartz, Jordan J Williams, Rex N Tien, Yoh Inoue, Andrew B Schwartz, Rex N Tien, Andrew B Schwartz, Jordan J Williams, Yoh Inoue
Previous studies of intracortical brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have often focused on or compared the use of spiking activity and local field potentials (LFPs) for decoding kinematic movement parameters. Conversely, using these signals to detect the initial intention to use a neuroprosthetic device or not has remained a relatively understudied problem. In this study, we examined the relative performance of spiking activity and LFP signals in detecting discrete state changes in attention regarding a user's desire to actively control a BCI device...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198591/interpenetrating-conducting-hydrogel-materials-for-neural-interfacing-electrodes
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Josef Goding, Aaron Gilmour, Penny Martens, Laura Poole-Warren, Rylie Green
Conducting hydrogels (CHs) are an emerging technology in the field of medical electrodes and brain-machine interfaces. The greatest challenge to the fabrication of CH electrodes is the hybridization of dissimilar polymers (conductive polymer and hydrogel) to ensure the formation of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPN) required to achieve both soft and electroactive materials. A new hydrogel system is developed that enables tailored placement of covalently immobilized dopant groups within the hydrogel matrix...
February 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190641/emergence-of-coordinated-neural-dynamics-underlies-neuroprosthetic-learning-and-skillful-control
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Vivek R Athalye, Karunesh Ganguly, Rui M Costa, Jose M Carmena
During motor learning, movements and underlying neural activity initially exhibit large trial-to-trial variability that decreases over learning. However, it is unclear how task-relevant neural populations coordinate to explore and consolidate activity patterns. Exploration and consolidation could happen for each neuron independently, across the population jointly, or both. We disambiguated among these possibilities by investigating how subjects learned de novo to control a brain-machine interface using neurons from motor cortex...
February 6, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162776/the-future-of-psychiatry-brain-devices
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Jorge Alberto Costa E Silva, Ricardo Ewbank Steffen
Recent advances in deep brain stimulators and brain-machine interfaces have greatly expanded the possibilities of neuroprosthetics and neuromodulation. Together with advances in neuroengineering, nanotechnology, molecular biology and material sciences, it is now possible to address fundamental questions in neuroscience in new, more powerful ways. It is now possible to apply these new technologies in ways that range from augmenting and restoring function to neuromodulation modalities that treat neuropsychiatric disorders...
January 11, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124761/laboratory-and-clinical-reliability-of-conformally-coated-subretinal-implants
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Renate Daschner, Udo Greppmaier, Martin Kokelmann, Sandra Rudorf, Ralf Rudorf, Sebastian Schleehauf, Walter G Wrobel
Despite recent developments and new treatments in ophthalmology there is nothing available to cure retinal degenerations like Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) yet. One of the most advanced approaches to treat people that have gone blind due to RP is to replace the function of the degenerated photoreceptors by a microelectronic neuroprosthetic device. Basically, this subretinal active implant transforms the incoming light into electric pulses to stimulate the remaining cells of the retina. The functional time of such devices is a crucial aspect...
March 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123008/the-biology-of-skin-wetness-perception-and-its-implications-in-manual-function-and-for-reproducing-complex-somatosensory-signals-in-neuroprosthetics
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Davide Filingeri, Rochelle Ackerley
Our perception of skin wetness is generated readily, yet humans have no known receptor (hygroreceptor) to signal this directly. It is easy to imagine the sensation of water running over our hands, or the feel of rain on our skin. The synthetic sensation of wetness is thought to be produced from a combination of specific skin thermal and tactile inputs, registered through thermoreceptors and mechanoreceptors, respectively. The present review explores how thermal and tactile afference from the periphery can generate the percept of wetness centrally...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113861/in-vivo-magnetic-stimulation-of-rat-sciatic-nerve-with-centimeter-and-millimeter-scale-solenoid-coils
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Zachary Kagan, Anil RamRakhyani, Gianluca Lazzi, Richard Normann, David Warren
Previous reports of magnetic stimulation of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) used various coil geometries, all with outer diameters larger than 35 mm, and stimulation energies in the 50 J range to evoke neural excitation. Recent reports of central nervous system (CNS) activation used sub-mm-scale solenoid coils with mJ energy levels. The goal of this study was to translate the lower energy levels from the CNS to the PNS via using smaller coils placed in closer proximity to the neural tissue. Such a performance improvement would advance the state of the art of magnetic stimulation and provide a path towards new neuroprosthetic devices...
March 21, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059065/rapid-control-and-feedback-rates-enhance-neuroprosthetic-control
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Maryam M Shanechi, Amy L Orsborn, Helene G Moorman, Suraj Gowda, Siddharth Dangi, Jose M Carmena
Brain-machine interfaces (BMI) create novel sensorimotor pathways for action. Much as the sensorimotor apparatus shapes natural motor control, the BMI pathway characteristics may also influence neuroprosthetic control. Here, we explore the influence of control and feedback rates, where control rate indicates how often motor commands are sent from the brain to the prosthetic, and feedback rate indicates how often visual feedback of the prosthetic is provided to the subject. We developed a new BMI that allows arbitrarily fast control and feedback rates, and used it to dissociate the effects of each rate in two monkeys...
January 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009244/neuroethics-and-disorders-of-consciousness-discerning-brain-states-in-clinical-practice-and-research
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Joseph J Fins
Decisions about end-of-life care and participation in clinical research for patients with disorders of consciousness begin with diagnostic discernment. Accurately distinguishing between brain states clarifies clinicians' ethical obligations and responsibilities. Central to this effort is the obligation to provide neuropalliative care for patients in the minimally conscious state who can perceive pain and to restore functional communication through neuroprosthetics, drugs, and rehabilitation to patients with intact but underactivated neural networks...
December 1, 2016: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000616/use-of-spatiotemporal-templates-for-pathway-discrimination-in-peripheral-nerve-recordings-a-simulation-study
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Ryan G L Koh, Adrian I Nachman, José Zariffa
OBJECTIVE: Extraction of information from the peripheral nervous system can provide control signals in neuroprosthetic applications. However, the ability to selectively record from different pathways within peripheral nerves is limited. We investigated the integration of spatial and temporal information for pathway discrimination in peripheral nerves using measurements from a multi-contact nerve cuff electrode. APPROACH: Spatiotemporal templates were established for different neural pathways of interest, and used to obtain tailored matched filters for each of these pathways...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995126/discriminability-of-single-and-multichannel-intracortical-microstimulation-within-somatosensory-cortex
#14
Cynthia K Overstreet, Randall B Hellman, Ruben D Ponce Wong, Veronica J Santos, Stephen I Helms Tillery
The addition of tactile and proprioceptive feedback to neuroprosthetic limbs is expected to significantly improve the control of these devices. Intracortical microstimulation (ICMS) of somatosensory cortex is a promising method of delivering this sensory feedback. To date, the main focus of somatosensory ICMS studies has been to deliver discriminable signals, corresponding to varying intensity, to a single location in cortex. However, multiple independent and simultaneous streams of sensory information will need to be encoded by ICMS to provide functionally relevant feedback for a neuroprosthetic limb (e...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990235/a-hybrid-functional-electrical-stimulation-for-real-time-estimation-of-joint-torque-and-closed-loop-control-of-muscle-activation
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Zhan Li, David Guiraud, David Andreu, Charles Fattal, Anthony Gelis, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe
As a neuroprosthetic technique, functional electrical stimulation (FES) can restore lost motor performance of impaired patients. Through delivering electrical pulses to target muscles, the joint movement can be eventually elicited. This work presents a real-time FES system which is able to deal with two neuroprosthetic missions: one is estimating FES-induced joint torque with evoked electromyograph (eEMG), and the other is artificially controlling muscle activation with such eEMG feedback. The clinical experiment results on spinal cord injured (SCI) patients and healthy subjects show promising performance of the proposed FES system...
June 13, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977419/a-computational-model-that-predicts-behavioral-sensitivity-to-intracortical-microstimulation
#16
Sungshin Kim, Thierri Callier, Sliman J Bensmaia
OBJECTIVE: Intracortical microstimulation (ICMS) is a powerful tool to investigate the neural mechanisms of perception and can be used to restore sensation for patients who have lost it. While sensitivity to ICMS has previously been characterized, no systematic framework has been developed to summarize the detectability of individual ICMS pulse trains or the discriminability of pairs of pulse trains. APPROACH: We develop a simple simulation that describes the responses of a population of neurons to a train of electrical pulses delivered through a microelectrode...
February 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833537/forward-prediction-in-the-posterior-parietal-cortex-and-dynamic-brain-machine-interface
#17
He Cui
While remarkable progress has been made in brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) over the past two decades, it is still difficult to utilize neural signals to drive artificial actuators to produce predictive movements in response to dynamic stimuli. In contrast to naturalistic limb movements largely based on forward planning, brain-controlled neuroprosthetics mainly rely on feedback without prior trajectory formation. As an important sensorimotor interface integrating multisensory inputs and efference copy, the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) might play a proactive role in predictive motor control...
2016: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819256/long-term-stability-of-intracortical-recordings-using-perforated-and-arrayed-parylene-sheath-electrodes
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Seth A Hara, Brian J Kim, Jonathan T W Kuo, Curtis D Lee, Ellis Meng, Victor Pikov
OBJECTIVE: Acquisition of reliable and robust neural recordings with intracortical neural probes is a persistent challenge in the field of neuroprosthetics. We developed a multielectrode array technology to address chronic intracortical recording reliability and present in vivo recording results. APPROACH: The 2 × 2 Parylene sheath electrode array (PSEA) was microfabricated and constructed from only Parylene C and platinum. The probe includes a novel three-dimensional sheath structure, perforations, and bioactive coatings that improve tissue integration and manage immune response...
December 2016: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768048/fabrication-of-high-contact-density-flat-interface-nerve-electrodes-for-recording-and-stimulation-applications
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Yazan M Dweiri, Matthew A Stone, Dustin J Tyler, Grant A McCallum, Dominique M Durand
Many attempts have been made to manufacture multi-contact nerve cuff electrodes that are safe, robust and reliable for long term neuroprosthetic applications. This protocol describes a fabrication technique of a modified cylindrical nerve cuff electrode to meet these criteria. Minimum computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD and CAM) skills are necessary to consistently produce cuffs with high precision (contact placement 0.51 ± 0.04 mm) and various cuff sizes. The precision in spatially distributing the contacts and the ability to retain a predefined geometry accomplished with this design are two criteria essential to optimize the cuff's interface for selective recording and stimulation...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759013/corrigendum-real-time-control-of-a-neuroprosthetic-hand-by-magnetoencephalographic-signals-from-paralysed-patients
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Ryohei Fukuma, Takufumi Yanagisawa, Youichi Saitoh, Koichi Hosomi, Haruhiko Kishima, Takeshi Shimizu, Hisato Sugata, Hiroshi Yokoi, Masayuki Hirata, Yukiyasu Kamitani, Toshiki Yoshimine
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October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
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