neural prosthesis


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neural prosthesis

Neurology Any electronic and/or mechanical device that connects with the nervous system and supplements or replaces functions lost by disease or injury. See Nerve regeneration.

neural prosthesis

Any device or electrode that improves function by substituting for an injured or diseased part of the nervous system.
See also: prosthesis
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An important aspect of the design for any type of sensory neural prosthesis is how to transform an input from a sensor or array of sensors into a set of stimuli that can be interpreted by the nervous system.
Figure 10 shows a spectacular restoration of function for a user of a sensory neural prosthesis.
The goal of the collaboration is to develop a neural prosthesis that enables those with quadriplegia to control their own arms and hands in a way that allows them to, for example, feed themselves.
Such devices include glucose monitoring sensors, devices for characterizing biological processes in cells, and implants for neural prosthesis.

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