Navigation Links
Pitt/UPMC team describes findings from BCI study in spinal cord-injured man in PLoS One
Date:2/8/2013

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8, 2013 Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC describe in PLoS ONE how an electrode array sitting on top of the brain enabled a 30-year-old paralyzed man to control the movement of a character on a computer screen in three dimensions with just his thoughts. It also enabled him to move a robot arm to touch a friend's hand for the first time in the seven years since he was injured in a motorcycle accident.

With brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, the thoughts of Tim Hemmes, who sustained a spinal cord injury that left him unable to move his body below the shoulders, were interpreted by computer algorithms and translated into intended movement of a computer cursor and, later, a robot arm, explained lead investigator Wei Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pitt School of Medicine.

"When Tim reached out to high-five me with the robotic arm, we knew this technology had the potential to help people who cannot move their own arms achieve greater independence," said Dr. Wang, reflecting on a memorable scene from September 2011 that was re-told in stories around the world. "It's very important that we continue this effort to fulfill the promise we saw that day."

Six weeks before the implantation surgery, the team conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of Mr. Hemmes' brain while he watched videos of arm movement. They used that information to place a postage stamp-size electrocortigraphy (ECoG) grid of 28 recording electrodes on the surface of the brain region that fMRI showed controlled right arm and hand movement. Wires from the device were tunneled under the skin of his neck to emerge from his chest where they could be connected to computer cables as necessary.

For 12 days at his home and nine days in the research lab, Mr. Hemmes began the testing protocol by watching a virtual arm move, which trigge
'/>"/>

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Intensivists at night improve patient outcomes in some ICUs, says Pitt/UPMC team
2. UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function
3. NIH team describes protective role of skin microbiota
4. New report describes 7 essential steps toward an AIDS-free generation
5. Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, authors study that describes symptoms and severity of fibromuscular dysplasia
6. Study Says Timing of Lunch May Impact Weight Loss – Celebrity Beverly Hills Doctor Discusses the Findings
7. Sovereign Health of California Is Concerned About Recent CDC Findings Highlighting The Health Risk of Alcohol Abuse And Binge Drinking Among Women
8. Researchers uncover genes role in rheumatoid arthritis, findings pave way for new treatments
9. Study findings have potential to prevent,reverse disabilities in children born prematurely
10. New findings on killer bacterias defence
11. Lorna Kleidman Responds to New Findings that Exercise Enhances Memory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... Carlsbad, Ca (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... providing superior senior care service in San ... providing all members of its senior care team ... for caregivers from Golden Care is provided by ... seniors and professional caregivers with the most reliable ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Sagacious Consultants, the premier ... subscription option to their ad hoc report writing service ... Customers can sign up for an annual subscription and ... month at a deeply discounted hourly rate. , ... has a progressively discounted rate. Subscription hours are contracted ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... NC (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... the current Ebola virus epidemic are receiving ... U.S. government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and ... remains ongoing, healthcare workers, emergency responders, patients ... technologies such as the CmTP MediDefense ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... 2014 stronger than ever, having invested more than ... injured service members, veterans and their families. , ... for nearly a dozen nonprofits, helping with: veteran ... nursing scholarships; and life-coaches for severely injured veterans. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Give a loved one ... gift of health and vitality. , For a limited ... top-selling anti-aging formulas in special Holiday Wellness gift packages ... , Each bottle contains cutting-edge, proven nutritional support ... work as well as we age. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Golden Care Partners with Nationally Recognized Caregiver Training Service 2Health News:Sagacious Consultants’ New Subscription Packages Offer Customers Additional Report Writing Options 2Health News:Sagacious Consultants’ New Subscription Packages Offer Customers Additional Report Writing Options 3Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 2Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 3Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 4Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 5Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 2Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 3Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 4Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 5Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 6Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 7Health News:You Still Have Time to Give the Gift of Health and Vitality to a Mature Loved One 2
... , , SOLON, Ohio, Aug. ... U.S. marketplace, Nestle USA is pleased to announce that NESTLE TOLL ... , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090818/SF63053-a ) , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090818/SF63053-b ) ... retail partners and consumers to identify the new batch of cookie ...
... home foreclosure epidemic may be taking its toll on ... of people studied while undergoing foreclosure reported depressive symptoms, ... according to new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... Journal of Public Health. Many also reported an ...
... in the normal range appear to be associated with ... new study published online August 21 in the ... growth factors appear to be involved in the development ... levels and prostate cancer risk has been unclear. ...
... ... control a cell,s ability to adapt to changes in its environment, a finding that could ... , ... August 21, 2009 -- UCSF researchers have identified the two key circuits that control a ...
... , DALLAS, Aug. 21 Michael Ramsay, ... chief of the department of anesthesiology and pain management ... elected president of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), ... international members specializing in hepatology, surgery, anesthesia, critical care, ...
... , , , , ... America, Inc., a leader in the home and office bottled water, filtration ... a three-year alliance with Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world,s ... office bottled water brands, DS Waters will make a $30.00 donation to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Updated With Photos: NESTLE(R) TOLL HOUSE(R) Re-launches With 'New Batch' Label 2Health News:More than 1/3 of homeowners in foreclosure suffer from major depression, Penn study shows 2Health News:More than 1/3 of homeowners in foreclosure suffer from major depression, Penn study shows 3Health News:UCSF Researchers Identify Two Key Pathways in Adaptive Response 2Health News:UCSF Researchers Identify Two Key Pathways in Adaptive Response 3Health News:UCSF Researchers Identify Two Key Pathways in Adaptive Response 4Health News:Dallas Physician Elected to Lead International Organ Transplant Society 2Health News:Dallas Physician Elected to Lead International Organ Transplant Society 3Health News:DS Waters of America, Inc. Partners With Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) 2Health News:DS Waters of America, Inc. Partners With Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) 3Health News:DS Waters of America, Inc. Partners With Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) 4
(Date:12/19/2014)... Ill. , Dec. 19, 2014   Hospira, ... leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today ... Morgan 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 14, ... presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Pacific ... available to all interested parties through a live audiocast ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , December 18, 2014 ... software application/module that is used to store, manipulate, ... RIS comprises a patient tracking and scheduling system, ... integration of RIS with HIS and other databases ... patient registration and patient scheduling, patient list management, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Capnia, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... diagnostics based on its proprietary Sensalyze™ Technology Platform ... financial results for the third quarter and nine ... the completion of our initial public offering (IPO), ... recently initiated CoSense® commercial launch," said Anish Bhatnagar, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Capnia Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8
... Pharmaceuticals announced that Richard Kent, M.D., a partner at ... directors.  Dr. Kent will replace Garheng Kong, M.D., Ph.D., ... Kong, who has recently taken a position as a ... chairman of the board. Dr. Kent brings ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to ... Sector will Sustain Growth ... Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cempra Pharmaceuticals Names Richard Kent, M.D., to Its Board of Directors 2Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 2Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 3Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 4Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 5Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 6Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 7Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 8Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 9Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 10Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 11Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 12Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 13Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 14Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 15Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 16Reportlinker Adds Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Market to 2015 - Rise in the Generic and Biotech Sector will Sustain Growth 17
The Alexander McQueen eyewear collection focuses on a distinctive sophisticated style, with feminine lines, assertive shapes and original silhouettes....
QC HGB is an assayed quality control material for Hemocue analyzers. This control is a solution of stabilized human red cells and is available in 3 levels for monitoring analyzer performance at sever...
... and only contact lens designed specifically for ... difficulty reading small type and seeing objects ... the best vision possible, not everyone wants ... Biomedics EPs unique optical design ensures youll ...
... knee retractor system provides ... knee arthroplasty and revisions. ... allows for easy movement ... the procedure. Fully adjustable ...
Medicine Products: