Description

This volume follows on from the symposium "Brain Machine Interfaces - Implications for science, clinical practice and society", held on August 26th-29th 2010 in Ystad, Sweden, and features contributions from pioneers and leading scientists in the field of BMI and motor systems physiology, including spinal cord, basal ganglia and motor cortex. The wide range of topics covered include implants for mind control of prostheses and in robotics, clinical and experimental research on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, cochlear implants, retinal implants, novel flexible micro- and nano-electrode implants, safety aspects including acute and chronic tissue reactions to implants and on ethical issues in DBS. Program and abstracts from the individual contributors can be found on http://www.med.lu.se/nrc/bmi_symposium.

Key Features

  • Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research
  • Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
  • All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
  • Readership

    Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

    Table of Contents

    Series Editors

    List of Contributors

    Preface

    Chapter 1: Making the lifetime connection between brain and machine for restoring and enhancing function

    Introduction

    Methods

    Results

    Discussion

    Chapter 2: Out of the frying pan into the fire—the P300-based BCI faces real-world challenges

    Introduction

    P300

    Classification

    BCI applications

    Influences on BCI performance

    Nonvisual P300-based BCI systems

    BCI faces the real-world challenge: user experiences with state-of-the-art technology

    Conclusion

    Chapter 3: Toward a whole-body neuroprosthetic

    Introduction

    Whole-body neuroprosthetic

    BMI components

    Large-scale neuronal recordings

    BMI decoders

    Bimanual control

    Bipedal locomotion

    Posture and balance

    Functional electrical stimulation

    Sensorized neuroprosthetic

    A whole-body exoskeleton

    Chapter 4: Biocompatible multichannel electrodes for long-term neurophysiological studies and clinical therapy—Novel concepts and design

    The physiological state

    State of the art

    A widened concept of biocompatibility

    Novel electrode constructs and implantation procedures

    Concluding remarks

    Chapter 5: Deep brain stimulation

    Deep brain stimulation: A genuine brain-device interface

    New brain electrode interfaces

    Three-dimensional array of electrodes: 3D high-frequency stimulation for field shaping

    From DBS to ECoG recording: Brain–machine interface neuroprosthetics for deficit compensation

    Conclusion

    Chapter 6: Deep brain stimulation

    Introduction

    Conclusion

    Chapter 7: Development of neuromodulation treatments in a large animal model—Do neurosurgeons dream of electric pigs?

    Introduction

    The Göttingen minipig as a neurobiological research an

    Details

    No. of pages:
    296
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier Science
    Print ISBN:
    9780444538154
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780444538161