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Brain-Machine Interface Studies

Assessment of Candidates and Design Considerations for Neuroprosthetic Devices for Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

Purpose

The primary purpose of this study is to perform initial screening and preliminary testing to determine the ideal characteristics of potential candidates for a neuroprosthetic device that would restore arm and hand movement. Neuroprosthetics are devices that are designed to substitute a movement or sensation that may have been lost as a result of damage to the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves).

 

Criteria

C5 motor complete, traumatic spinal injury; 18-50 years olds; 1-15 years post-injury; or healthy control, 18-50 years old.

 

Duration

Up to 16 laboratory visits over a 1 month period.

 

Enrollment Open Until

 

 

Principal Investigator/Contact

Dr. Jonathan Jagid/Letitia Fisher