Up-conditioning of Contralesional Corticospinal Pathways Through Interplay With Brain-Machine Interface Promotes Functional Improvement of Motor Function in Patients With Severe Hemiplegia Due to Stroke
Following a stroke injury, the human brain initiates a dynamic process of functional remodeling in neural circuitry.
Progress in neurotechnology is critical to improve our understanding of the human brain and improve the delivery of neurorehabilitation and mental health services at the global level. We are now entering a new phase of neurotechnology development characterized by higher and more systematic public funding, diversified private sector investment, and increased availability of non-clinical neurodevices.
C. Guger, G. Schalk, C. Kapeller
In 1985, Dr. Oliver Sacks published “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” which included the case of a man with visual agnosia who had trouble identifying faces. This case made many people think about what a remarkable challenge our brain routinely solves every day.
J.L. Contreras-Vidal, Y. He, A. Kilicarslan, J.M. Azorín
Trauma to neural systems such as stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI) could irreversibly affect one’s ability to walk. Ambulation and rehabilitation after injuries has long been a research focus with great significance for patients to improve their quality of life. With recent advances in robotic technologies, lower-limb powered exoskeletons have emerged as an assistive and rehabilitative tool for disabled individuals to walk again.