Policies for neural prosthetic control: Initial experiments with a text interface

Cyrus Omar, Miles Johnson, Timothy Bretl, Todd Coleman

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Neural interfaces use estimates of brain or muscle activity to generate control inputs for a prosthetic device. Most previous work focuses on estimating neural activity more accurately. This paper focuses on generating better control inputs. It shows that changing the dynamic response of a prosthetic device can make specific tasks easier to accomplish. It also presents experimental results for which neural activity is measured using surface electromyography, the prosthetic is a 1-D cursor, and the task is to spell words from a menu of characters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 American Control Conference, ACC - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2008Jun 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2008 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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