Intracortical Neural Prosthetics

Stanford University and Massachusetts General Hospital are recruiting participants for the ongoing Braingate2 clinical trial. For more details, click here.

The Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory (NPTL) conducts research aimed at providing clinically useful neural prostheses for people with paralysis. These systems have the potential to enable severely disabled individuals to use computer interfaces and to actuate robotic systems. Our research focuses on creating high-performance, robust systems for real-world use. Much of our research leverages technology developed in the Neural Prosthetics Systems Lab (NPSL).

The recent, groundbreaking demonstration by the BrainGate2 team that people with paralysis can control robotic arms using a brain-machine interface gives an overview of the approach, the technologies used, and some of the potential of the technology..

In November 2011, Stanford NPTL became a part of the Braingate2 Clinical Trial. For more details, see the press release.