Using an advanced set-up of brain-machine interface (BMI), the team of the principal investigator Dr. Miguel Nicolelis presented successful cases of long term BMI training impact on rehabilitation. Eight paraplegics – some of them paralyzed for more than a decade by severe spinal cord injury – have shown improvement in controlled movements and sensation below their injury level.
This article reviews research at the University of Houston on the design of non-invasive and reliable brain-machine interface (BMI) systems for the control of powered exoskeletons for restoration and rehabilitation of gait in persons with paraplegia and other forms of paralysis.
On June 12, 2014, Juliano Pinto wore a robotic suit that allowed him to symbolically kick off the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. We at Brain Products are proud to have contributed to this magic moment as Juliano stepped out onto the field, wearing the actiCAP and mind-controlling the heavy exoskeleton.