Topics addressed in this lecture

•Interdisciplinary nature of brain-machine interfaces (BMI)

•Invasive and non-invasive BMI

•Sensory BMI

•Motor BMI

•Ethical considerations related to neural enhancements

•Future perspectives of neural prosthetics

Example for questions you should be able to answer

•How do sensory and motor prosthesis function differently? What communication methods do they use for transmitting information?

•What are the main advantages and disadvantages of invasive and non-invasive BMI?

•What are currently the main obstacles/reasons that prevent BMI technology to be widely used in paralyzed patients?

Important concepts

•Decoding of neural signals for BMI

•Advantages and disadvantages of invasive BMI

•BMI miniaturization needed for clinical applications

•Neural prosthetics vs. neural enhancement


(12) Feb 06, Brain-machine interfaces (hs)