Translating the Brain-Machine Interface

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Science Translational Medicine  06 Nov 2013:
Vol. 5, Issue 210, pp. 210ps17
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3007303

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Brain-machine and brain-computer interface technologies hold great promise for use in the recovery of sensory and motor functions lost as a result of nervous-system injuries or limb amputations. This Perspective describes the current state of noninvasive and invasive technologies with a view to potential applications. The scientific and technological challenges and barriers to translation are critically analyzed for a variety of approaches.

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