William E. Bishop

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We have developed a virtual integration environment (VIE) for the development of neural prosthetic systems. The VIE is a software environment that modularizes the core functions of a neural prosthetic system--receiving signals, decoding signals and controlling a real or simulated device. Complete prosthetic systems can be quickly assembled by linking(More)
OBJECTIVE Intracortical brain-computer interface (BCI) decoders are typically retrained daily to maintain stable performance. Self-recalibrating decoders aim to remove the burden this may present in the clinic by training themselves autonomously during normal use but have only been developed for continuous control. Here we address the problem for discrete(More)
We have developed a virtual integration environment (VIE) for the development of neural prosthetic systems. This paper, the second of two companion articles, describes the use of the VIE as a common platform for the implementation of neural decode algorithms. In this paper, a linear filter decode and a recursive Bayesian algorithm are implemented as(More)
The first sequencing of a complete organism genome occurred in 1995. Since then there has been an explosion of information, with a new organism being sequenced nearly every week. This rapid development of genomics is providing unparalleled opportunities in toxicology, ecology, and risk assessment. This paper provides an overview of some possible(More)
BACKGROUND The field of neural prosthetics aims to develop prosthetic limbs with a brain-computer interface (BCI) through which neural activity is decoded into movements. A natural extension of current research is the incorporation of neural activity from multiple modalities to more accurately estimate the user's intent. The challenge remains how to(More)
We trained a rhesus monkey to perform individuated and combined finger flexions and extensions of the thumb, index, and middle finger. A Utah Electrode Array (UEA) was implanted into the hand region of the motor cortex contralateral to the monkey's trained hand. We also implanted a microwire electrocorticography grid (microECoG) epidurally so that it(More)
— The Mixture of Trajectory Models (MTM) decoder has been used to reconstruct arm trajectories from neural activity. While it produces reasonable results, the computational demands of previously published versions may be too high for many real-time systems. We have developed a novel method of approximating the MTM state posteriors that does not require the(More)
an approximation of the full dynamics which becomes exact in the limit of small population activity and/or weak refractoriness. This approximation allows us to derive an expression for encoding and decoding time-dependent stimulus in the population activity. In like manner, we derive an expression for the linear filter which shows how high-pass and(More)