Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

Individuals With Tetraplegia

A Sensorimotor Microelectrode Brain-Machine Interface

The goals of this study is to demonstrate the ability of a person with tetraplegia to control of a robotic arm with their brain activity, while also receiving sensory feedback.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have limited or no ability to use both hands due to cervical spinal cord injury, or brainstem stroke?
  • Are you at least 1 year post injury?
  • Are you between the ages of 22 and 70?

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Mapping Sensorimotor Brain Activity with Functional MRI

The goal of this study is to use MRI to map the precise origins on the brain of signals relating to control and sensation of movement of various parts of the body.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have a cervical spinal cord injury that occurred at least one year ago?
  • Are you RIGHT-handed?
  • Are you age 18 or older?

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ECoG Direct Brain Interface For Individuals With Upper Limb Paralysis

The goal of this study is to demonstrate the ability of a person with tetraplegia to provide movement control of a computer cursor or robotic arm with their brain using ECoG technology.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have limited ability to use one or both hands due to cervical spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy or ALS or other motor neuron disease?  
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 70?

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