Description

Among the most interesting fields in research are the emerging possibilities to interface the human brain directly with machines, e.g. with computers and robotic interfaces. The European Space Agency's Advanced Concept team as a multidisciplinary team from engineering, artificial intelligence, and neural engineering has been working on the cutting edge of exploring brain machine interfaces for application in space as solutions to limitations astronauts face in space, and this book for the first time presents the state-of-the-art-cohesively.

Key Features

* A pioneering book for a pioneering field
* Presents the application of cutting-edge brain machine interface technologies and concepts to support astronauts in space
* Of great interest to space scientists, neuroscientists, and biomedical engineers alike

Readership

Space Science; Neuroscience; Bioinformatics; Bioengineers; Robotics

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Contributors......................................................................... xi
Foreword ............................................................................... xv
Preface ................................................................................... xvii

SECTION ONE

HYBRID BIONIC SYSTEMS

EMGBased and GazeTrackingBased Man-Machine Interfaces

Federico Carpi and Danilo De Rossi

I. Introduction ........................................................................ 4

II. EMGBasedInterfaces............................................................. 5

III. GazeTrackingBasedInterfaces.................................................. 12

IV. FinalRemark ....................................................................... 19
References .......................................................................... 19

Bidirectional Interfaces with the Peripheral Nervous System

Silvestro Micera and Xavier Navarro

I. Introduction ........................................................................ 24

II. OrganizationandFunctionofthePNS ........................................ 25

III. Nerve Electrodes:TypesandApplications..................................... 28

IV. Stimulationand RecordingNeuralSignals .................................... 31

V. BiomedicalApplications.......................................................... 33
References .......................................................................... 35

Interfacing Insect Brain for Space Applications

Giovanni Di Pino, Tobias Seidl, Antonella Benvenuto,
Fabrizio Sergi, Domenico Campolo, Dino Accoto,
Paolo Maria Rossini, and Eugenio Guglielmelli

I. Introduction ........................................................................ 40

II. Interfaces.

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080888644
Print ISBN:
9780123748218

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