Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Required reading

Hitting several sites today is a new Fetz lab study where cortical recordings were used to directly drive paralyzed muscles in a monkey. More coming on the story later, but this will be one of those classic papers in the field.

Mentioned here, here, here, here, here, and here.

As a side note, we did something similar when I was working with Phil Kennedy. We hooked up a surface electrode to a patient's arm and used to the recorded signals to drive the stimulator. It was a very brief proof of concept type experiment, but worth noting in light of this study.

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