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Integrating Command and Drive of Neuromotor Prostheses

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Restoration and adaptation of neural pathways have been the foundation to develop novel rehabilita-tion solutions for individuals with neuromotor dysfunction. Devices that restore movement capabilities involve the user volitionally commanding initiation of a specific function. The function is then con-trolled and executed by mechanical actuation of residual user capabilities with assistance from a robot-ic or assistive device. The focus of this research topic is novel investigation of applications that:
1) Utilize novel methods to detect user intent and/or augment movement output,
2) Deploy control systems with cognitive-based objectives,
3) Integrate capabilities between user and device, and
4) Develop neuromotor rehabilitation training methods that facilitate user command over their devic-es.
It is expected the implications of such work may assist those with stroke, spinal cord injury, and/or amputation. The methods may include invasive and noninvasive neural recording and stimulation methodologies, computational analysis of the same, actuation of joints, and virtual reality and robot-assisted therapies.


Keywords: Neuroprosthesis, Rehabilitation, Robotics, Prosthetics, Sensorimotor Control


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Restoration and adaptation of neural pathways have been the foundation to develop novel rehabilita-tion solutions for individuals with neuromotor dysfunction. Devices that restore movement capabilities involve the user volitionally commanding initiation of a specific function. The function is then con-trolled and executed by mechanical actuation of residual user capabilities with assistance from a robot-ic or assistive device. The focus of this research topic is novel investigation of applications that:
1) Utilize novel methods to detect user intent and/or augment movement output,
2) Deploy control systems with cognitive-based objectives,
3) Integrate capabilities between user and device, and
4) Develop neuromotor rehabilitation training methods that facilitate user command over their devic-es.
It is expected the implications of such work may assist those with stroke, spinal cord injury, and/or amputation. The methods may include invasive and noninvasive neural recording and stimulation methodologies, computational analysis of the same, actuation of joints, and virtual reality and robot-assisted therapies.


Keywords: Neuroprosthesis, Rehabilitation, Robotics, Prosthetics, Sensorimotor Control


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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01 January 2018 Abstract
01 June 2018 Manuscript

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01 June 2018 Manuscript

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