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By Christoph Guger, Theresa Vaughan, Brendan Allison

This ebook presents a state-of-the-art evaluation of the newest advancements in Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCIs), stated by means of best study teams. because the reader will notice, BCI examine is relocating forward quickly, with many new principles, study tasks, and stronger applied sciences, e.g. BCIs that permit humans to speak simply by considering – with none circulate in any respect. a number of various teams are supporting seriously disabled clients converse utilizing BCIs, and BCI know-how can also be being prolonged to facilitate restoration from stroke, epilepsy, and different conditions.

Each 12 months, thousands of the head BCI scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and different visionaries compete for the main prestigious honor within the BCI study neighborhood: the yearly BCI Award. The 2013 BCI Award pageant used to be through a ways the main aggressive, with over one hundred sixty study teams vying for a nomination. The chapters of this ebook summarize the 10 initiatives that have been nominated, particularly the profitable venture, and analyses how those mirror basic tendencies in BCI improvement. each one venture precis contains an advent, description of tools, effects, and likewise contains more recent paintings accomplished after the venture used to be entered for the contest. The texts are offered in available sort with a variety of aiding photos, graphs, and figures.

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2012), it is unclear what the extent of information that can be derived from these signals is. While a non-invasive control signal would provide the signal necessary for operation of a BCI for rehabilitation, long-term use of a BCI to control an assistive device would likely require more degrees of freedom than could be derived from non-invasive signals. To address the feasibility of ipsilateral motor areas for BCI control, it will be important to further examine the extent and type of information normally encoded by ipsilateral motor areas using invasive recordings from healthy controls and animal models.

N. C. N. Sabes UC Berkeley-UCSF Bioengineering Graduate Program, University of California, San Francisco, USA © The Author(s) 2014 C. Guger et al. C. Dadarlat et al. Keywords Somatosensation, Sensory Feedback, Learning, Multisensory Integration 1 Normal Motor Function Needs Somatosensation Motor neural prostheses are assistive devices that aim to restore normal movements for persons with injury or disease (Lebedev and Nicolelis 2006; Velliste et al. 2008). These systems harness neural activity to control motor prostheses with the promise of providing natural and effortless mobility with a degree of fluidity that could someday approach that of unimpaired movement.

Neurorehabil Neural Repair 16(4):326–338 Schaefer SY, Haaland KY et al (2007) Ipsilesional motor deficits following stroke reflect hemispheric specializations for movement control. Brain 130(Pt 8):2146–2158 Schaefer SY, Haaland KY et al (2009a) Dissociation of initial trajectory and final position errors during visuomotor adaptation following unilateral stroke. Brain Res 1298:78–91 An Ipsilateral, Contralesional BCI … 29 Schaefer SY, Haaland KY et al (2009b) Hemispheric specialization and functional impact of ipsilesional deficits in movement coordination and accuracy.

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