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Neural Interface Technology for Rehabilitation: Exploiting and Promoting Neuroplasticity

Wang, W and Collinger, JL and Perez, MA and Tyler-Kabara, EC and Cohen, LG and Birbaumer, N and Brose, SW and Schwartz, AB and Boninger, ML and Weber, DJ (2010) Neural Interface Technology for Rehabilitation: Exploiting and Promoting Neuroplasticity. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 21 (1). 157 - 178. ISSN 1047-9651

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This article reviews neural interface technology and its relationship with neuroplasticity. Two types of neural interface technology are reviewed, highlighting specific technologies that the authors directly work with: (1) neural interface technology for neural recording, such as the micro-ECoG BCI system for hand prosthesis control, and the comprehensive rehabilitation paradigm combining MEG-BCI, action observation, and motor imagery training; (2) neural interface technology for functional neural stimulation, such as somatosensory neural stimulation for restoring somatosensation, and non-invasive cortical stimulation using rTMS and tDCS for modulating cortical excitability and stroke rehabilitation. The close interaction between neural interface devices and neuroplasticity leads to increased efficacy of neural interface devices and improved functional recovery of the nervous system. This symbiotic relationship between neural interface technology and the nervous system is expected to maximize functional gain for individuals with various sensory, motor, and cognitive impairments, eventually leading to better quality of life. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wang, W
Collinger, JLcollinger@pitt.eduCOLLINGR
Perez, MA
Tyler-Kabara, ECtylerk@pitt.eduTYLERK
Cohen, LG
Birbaumer, N
Brose, SW
Schwartz, ABabs21@pitt.eduABS21
Boninger, MLboninger@pitt.eduBONINGER
Weber, DJdougweber@pitt.eduDJW500000-0002-9782-3497
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 February 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: 157 - 178
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.pmr.2009.07.003
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1047-9651
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Activities of Daily Living; Biofeedback, Psychology; Disabled Persons--rehabilitation; Electric Stimulation Therapy--instrumentation; Electrodes, Implanted; Humans; Neuronal Plasticity--physiology; Prostheses and Implants; Psychomotor Performance--physiology; Quality of Life; Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted; User-Computer Interface
Other ID: NLM NIHMS136474, NLM PMC2788507
PubMed Central ID: PMC2788507
PubMed ID: 19951784
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 18:40
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:57


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