Alessandro Presacco, a graduate researcher in UMD's Neural Engineering and Smart Prosthetics Lab, adjusts a version of Brain Cap headset worn by Steve Graff, while JosÃ© 'Pepe' Contreras-Vidal looks on (Image: University of Maryland)
Alessandro Presacco, a graduate researcher in UMD's Neural Engineering and Smart Prosthetics Lab, gets hooked up to take data similar to that used to reconstruct the complex 3-D movements of the ankle, knee and hip joints during treadmill walking (Image: University of Maryland)
Harsha Agashe, a Ph.D. student in Contreras-Vidal's lab at UMD wears the Brain Cap, a non-invasive, sensor-lined cap (Image: John Consoli, University of Maryland)
Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) continue to advance the development of their “brain cap” technology that allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. The team has already had success in using EEG brain signals captured from the cap’s 64 electrodes attached to users’ scalps to reconstruct 3D hand movements and to control a computer cursor with their thoughts, and now the team has successfully reconstructed the complex 3D-movements of the ankle, knee and hip joints during treadmill walking. The aim is to provide a non-invasive technology that can return motor function to victims of paralysis, injury or stroke.
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