|Stanford University and Massachusetts General Hospital are recruiting participants for the ongoing Braingate2 clinical trial. For more details, click here.|
- NPTL has developed a survey to assess the technology needs of people affected by paralysis. If you are a person living with paralysis of all four limbs (quadriplegia), please click here to participate in our technology survey.
- A groundbreaking study from the BrainGate team demonstrates that participants using brain-machine interfaces can control the reaching and grasping of robotic arms.
- Press release: Stanford joins BrainGate team developing brain-computer interface to aid people with paralysis
The Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL) conducts research aimed at providing clinically useful neural prostheses for people with paralysis. Using tools and technologies developed in the Neural Prosthetics Systems Laboratory (NPSL), our eventual goal is to extract signals recorded from surgically implanted brain electrodes to provide accurate, high speed control of computer cursors and assistive technologies such as robotic arms. Our current projects are focused on improving neurally-directed computer cursor control and interface design; analyzing and utilizing possible control signals from electrocorticography (ECoG) in patients with epilepsy; evaluating stability of control signals from intracortical electrodes; and the development of wireless systems which will enable the next generation of neural prosthetic devices.