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Future developments in brain-machine interface research

Overview of attention for article published in Clinics, January 2011
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Future developments in brain-machine interface research
Published in
Clinics, January 2011
DOI 10.1590/s1807-59322011001300004
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Mikhail A. Lebedev, Andrew J. Tate, Timothy L. Hanson, Zheng Li, Joseph E. O'Doherty, Jesse A. Winans, Peter J. Ifft, Katie Z. Zhuang, Nathan A. Fitzsimmons, David A. Schwarz, Andrew M. Fuller, Je Hi An, Miguel A. L. Nicolelis


Neuroprosthetic devices based on brain-machine interface technology hold promise for the restoration of body mobility in patients suffering from devastating motor deficits caused by brain injury, neurologic diseases and limb loss. During the last decade, considerable progress has been achieved in this multidisciplinary research, mainly in the brain-machine interface that enacts upper-limb functionality. However, a considerable number of problems need to be resolved before fully functional limb neuroprostheses can be built. To move towards developing neuroprosthetic devices for humans, brain-machine interface research has to address a number of issues related to improving the quality of neuronal recordings, achieving stable, long-term performance, and extending the brain-machine interface approach to a broad range of motor and sensory functions. Here, we review the future steps that are part of the strategic plan of the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering, and its partners, the Brazilian National Institute of Brain-Machine Interfaces and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Center for Neuroprosthetics, to bring this new technology to clinical fruition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 4%
Brazil 4 2%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Bangladesh 2 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 235 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 72 28%
Student > Master 49 19%
Researcher 38 15%
Student > Bachelor 35 14%
Student > Postgraduate 14 5%
Other 36 14%
Unknown 13 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 93 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 18%
Neuroscience 30 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 10%
Computer Science 13 5%
Other 25 10%
Unknown 23 9%

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