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This is your brain on computers: a glimpse into the exciting world of brain–machine interfaces

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posted on 2024-06-04, 13:24 authored by Leon Gilligan-Steinberg

Brain–machine interfaces (BMIs) have recently been gaining momentum as a novel technology to address a myriad of neurological deficits. Utilising various modalities, BMIs attempt to record and interpret neurological signals and translate them into the desired response. This technology is currently in early clinical trials to address many issues. The most advanced revolve around restoration of motor function or speech in patients dealing with spinal cord injuries or neuromuscular disease. However, researchers are currently looking at applications of this technology in mood regulation, pain management, and various non-medical fields. This article will explain BMI functionality, explore the various proposed applications, and examine obstacles this technology may face when attempting to scale to larger use.

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Published Citation

Gilligan-Steinberg L. This is your brain on computers: a glimpse into the exciting world of brain–machine interfaces. RCSIsmj. 2024;17(1):88-94

Publication Date

2024

Department/Unit

  • Undergraduate Research

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RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

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  • Published Version (Version of Record)