This project investigates the cortical modulation of movement-related parameters. The aim is to recognize cortical activity related to force, velocity and direction desired by the patient for a determined motor action. The control of these parameters may be of great importance when performing complex tasks like overcoming obstacles during walking, controlling pedals etc using a prosthetic or neuroprosthetic device. For instance, controllers of functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems provided with these movement-dependent MRPs through BCIs would require simpler algorithms and strategies because part of the inputs would be already pre-programmed by the patient’s own preserved areas of the nervous system.
|Effective start/end date||16/09/2003 → 02/02/2009|