Cortical control of a prosthetic arm for self-feeding

  title={Cortical control of a prosthetic arm for self-feeding},
  author={Meel Velliste and Sagi Perel and M. Chance Spalding and Andrew S. Whitford and Andrew B. Schwartz},
Arm movement is well represented in populations of neurons recorded from the motor cortex. Cortical activity patterns have been used in the new field of brain–machine interfaces to show how cursors on computer displays can be moved in two- and three-dimensional space. Although the ability to move a cursor can be useful in its own right, this technology could be applied to restore arm and hand function for amputees and paralysed persons. However, the use of cortical signals to control a multi… CONTINUE READING
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