neuroprosthetics

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neuroprosthetics

(noor?o-pros-thet'iks, nur?) [ neuro- + prosthetics]
Any biomedically engineered device designed to be linked to the peripheral or central nervous system and enhance the cognitive, motor, or sensory abilities of an organism.
Synonym: neural prosthetics
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A founder of Cyberkinetics and a world-recognized leader in the research and development of neural prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, Dr.
Now, a team of Stanford researchers including Indian origins have developed an algorithm, known as ReFIT, that vastly improves the speed and accuracy of neural prosthetics that control computer cursors.
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - Among the marvels of modern medicine are neural prosthetics, tiny bioengineered devices that surgeons implant in brain tissue to compensate for a variety of disabilities to the human nervous system.
This research could aid in the design of neural prosthetics for patients with brain damage," Martinez-Conde added.
He received his PhD in Robotics from Stanford University and did his postdoctoral work on Neural Prosthetics at the California Institute of Technology.

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