First Place, 2018 International Annual BCI-Research Award

The Cleveland FES Center congratulates Bolu Ajiboye, PhD and Robert Kirsch, PhD on receiving first place for the 2018 International Annual Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Research Award, for their project entitled “Restoring Functional Reach-to-Grasp in a Person with Chronic Tetraplegia using Implanted Functional Electrical Stimulation and Intracortical Brain-Computer Interfaces.” The Brain Computer Interface Award is…

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“The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius” by Zach Schonbrun

BrainGate2 research by Bolu Ajiboye, PhD and Robert Kirsch, PhD is prominently featured in chapter nine of the recently published book, The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius by Zach Schonbrun. Whether it is timing a 95 mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires a complex suite of computations that many take…

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Brain Implant Allows Man to Feel Touch on Robotic Hand

At the end of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker feels when a needle pricks his newly-installed bionic hand. Researchers report today in the journal Science Translational Medicine that they can do something similar: stimulating regions of a human test subject’s brain with electrodes can recreate the perception of touch in a robotic hand. Read…

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New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke

New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2016 — A new electrical stimulation therapy helped stroke survivors with hand weakness improve hand dexterity more than an existing stimulation technique, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. About 800,000 people in the United States have strokes…

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