Non-Invasive Robotic Arm Control Now Possible with BCI!
By MedTech Outlook | Monday, July 22, 2019
The completely working non-invasive machinery arm responds to signals from brain implants is revolutionizing the world with its exceptional built-in design.
FREMONT, CA: A group of analysts from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota has made a giant leap in the field of non-invasive robotic control using Brain-Computer Interface (BCI).
The experts were successful in establishing and developing first ever non-invasive neural-controlled machinery arm working and displaying the ceaseless tracking that follows a computer cursor, becoming a key discovery. The invention tends to be a benefactor on a daily basis for the paralyzed and patients having movement disorder.
BCIs are known for achieving production, development, and smart performance for their tremendous achievement in machinery devices using signals from brains. Until now, BCIs are noted for their invasive brain implants.
The former invasive implants were jerky, rough and impossible to track down the orders from the brain, however, now the issues have been solved with the new non-invasive brain implants. The particular technology has been tested and verified in humans, which include virtual control and using it for continuous pursuit. The researchers might take it up to clinical study and research in the near future.
In the paper Science Robotics, the invention and experiment of the brain and the computer in its excellence was described which later paved the way to the important discovery of Non-Invasive Robotics Arm.
“Despite the technical challenges of using noninvasive signals, we are fully committed to bring this safe and economic technology to people who can benefit from it,” says Bin He, Trustee Professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
“This work represents an important step in non-invasive brain-computer interfaces, a technology which someday may become a pervasive assistive technology aiding everyone, like smartphones,” he added.