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Research and Applications of Brain-computer Interface (BCI) in Neurorehabilitation

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As a way of direct communication between the human brain and the external environment without relying on peripheral nerve and muscle tissue, brain-computer interface (BCI) has been applied in the field of rehabilitation. Most of the existing rehabilitation technologies based on BCIs use brain-driven commands to control the rehabilitation devices and control the movement of the affected limbs to implement the rehabilitation process. And BCIs based brain pattern recognition is now being coupled with therapy devices (exoskeleton, functional electrical stimulation, etc.) to provide feedback to patients for better therapeutic effect. Although BCIs are widely used in neurorehabilitation nowadays, there are still problems in BCI-based neurorehabilitation. The lack of effective central nervous system stimulation, brain injury condition assessment, and the rehabilitation process with BCIs hinder further development in this field. Therefore, promoting cutting-edge research and clinical application of BCI in rehabilitation through effective BCI-based neural stimulation, effective assessment of neural injury, and further development of rehabilitation protocols is of great importance.

This Research Topic intends to include studies and applications of BCI in neurorehabilitation from the aspects of neural stimulation, rehabilitation assessment and clinical applications. In addition, research on sensors, invasive BCI, animal models related to neurorehabilitation, etc. is welcome.

Topics in this Research Topic include:
- Developments of BCIs for neurorehabilitation purposes.
- Methods of neural stimulation
- Methods of feedback for BCI-based therapy devices (exoskeleton, functional electrical stimulation, etc.)
- EEG/EMG-controlled rehabilitation robots
- Novel sensors for neurorehabilitation devices
- Neural robotics applications
- Rehabilitation assessment based on EEG/EMG/movement data
- Clinical studies on neural stimulation and BCIs for rehabilitation purposes


Keywords: brain-computer interface, neurorehabilitation, neural stimulation, rehabilitation robots, rehabilitation assessment


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As a way of direct communication between the human brain and the external environment without relying on peripheral nerve and muscle tissue, brain-computer interface (BCI) has been applied in the field of rehabilitation. Most of the existing rehabilitation technologies based on BCIs use brain-driven commands to control the rehabilitation devices and control the movement of the affected limbs to implement the rehabilitation process. And BCIs based brain pattern recognition is now being coupled with therapy devices (exoskeleton, functional electrical stimulation, etc.) to provide feedback to patients for better therapeutic effect. Although BCIs are widely used in neurorehabilitation nowadays, there are still problems in BCI-based neurorehabilitation. The lack of effective central nervous system stimulation, brain injury condition assessment, and the rehabilitation process with BCIs hinder further development in this field. Therefore, promoting cutting-edge research and clinical application of BCI in rehabilitation through effective BCI-based neural stimulation, effective assessment of neural injury, and further development of rehabilitation protocols is of great importance.

This Research Topic intends to include studies and applications of BCI in neurorehabilitation from the aspects of neural stimulation, rehabilitation assessment and clinical applications. In addition, research on sensors, invasive BCI, animal models related to neurorehabilitation, etc. is welcome.

Topics in this Research Topic include:
- Developments of BCIs for neurorehabilitation purposes.
- Methods of neural stimulation
- Methods of feedback for BCI-based therapy devices (exoskeleton, functional electrical stimulation, etc.)
- EEG/EMG-controlled rehabilitation robots
- Novel sensors for neurorehabilitation devices
- Neural robotics applications
- Rehabilitation assessment based on EEG/EMG/movement data
- Clinical studies on neural stimulation and BCIs for rehabilitation purposes


Keywords: brain-computer interface, neurorehabilitation, neural stimulation, rehabilitation robots, rehabilitation assessment


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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30 November 2021 Abstract
31 March 2022 Manuscript

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31 March 2022 Manuscript

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