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12 - Motor neuroprosthetics - Jan 23, 2017

Topics addressed in the lecture:

  • Interdisciplinary nature of brain-machine interfaces (BMI)
  • Invasive and non-invasive BMI
  • Sensory BMI
  • Motor BMI
  • Ethical considerations related to neural enhancement
  • Future perspectives of neural prosthetics

Examples for questions you should be able to answer:

  • How do sensory and motor prostheses 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:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of invasive BMI
  • BMI miniaturization needed for clinical applications
  • Neural prosthetics vs. neural enhancement

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Last update of this page: Feb 15, 2017