Graz brain-computer interface: Control of neuroprostheses for the upper extremity

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Abstract

The consequences of a spinal cord injury (SCI) are tremendous for the patients. The loss of motor functions especially of the grasping function leads to a life-long dependency on helping persons and thereby to a dramatic decrease in quality of life. With the help of so-called neuroprostheses, the grasp function can be substantially improved. Nowadys, systems for grasp restoration can only be used by patients with preserved voluntary shoulder and elbow function. In patients with a higher SCI the ability to move the elbow is lost and the number of active control movements decreases. A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) offers a method to overcome this problem. This work gives an overview of the Graz BCI used for the control of neuroprosthetic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 1st International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 1st International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL 2008 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 25 Oct 200828 Oct 2008

Conference

Conference2008 1st International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL 2008
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period25/10/0828/10/08

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Keywords

  • Brain-computer interface (BCI)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Functional electrical stimulation (FES)
  • Neuroprosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Muller-Putz, G. R., Rupp, R., & Pfurtscheller, G. (2008). Graz brain-computer interface: Control of neuroprostheses for the upper extremity. In 2008 1st International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL 2008 [4712627] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISABEL.2008.4712627