Call for Papers: Special Issue on Translating Neuroscience and Neurotechnology into Real-World Environments for Non-medical Applications: Theory, Methodologies, and Observations
In this special issue, we welcome papers that address the challenges or technical barriers related to measuring and interpreting brain activity in real-world contexts. Likewise, we welcome original research confirming or challenging laboratory-based theories of brain dynamics through real-world experimentation.
Precise Tubular Braid Structures of Ultrafine Microwires as Neural Probes: Significantly Reduced Chronic Immune Response and Greater Local Neural Survival in Rat Cortex
Braided multi-electrode probes (BMEPs) for neural interfaces comprise ultrafine microwire bundles interwoven into tubular braids. BMEPs provide highly flexible probes and tethers, and an open lattice structure with up to 24 recording/stimulating channels in precise geometries, currently all within a 150∼200 μm diameter footprint.
A Carbon Slurry Separated Interface Nerve Electrode for Electrical Block of Nerve Conduction
Direct current (DC) nerve block has been shown to provide a complete block of nerve conduction without unwanted neural firing. Previous work shows that high capacitance electrodes can be used to safely deliver a DC block. Another way of delivering DC safely is through a separated interface nerve electrode (SINE), such that any reactive species that are generated by the passage of DC are contained in a vessel away from the nerve.
An Event-Driven AR-Process Model for EEG-Based BCIs With Rapid Trial Sequences
Electroencephalography (EEG) is an effective non-invasive measurement method to infer user intent in brain-computer interface (BCI) systems for control and communication, however, these systems often lack sufficient accuracy and speed due to low separability of class-conditional EEG feature distributions. Many factors impact system performance, including inadequate training datasets and models’ ignorance of the temporal dependency of brain responses to serial stimuli.
Proportional Joint-Moment Control for Instantaneously Adaptive Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance
Lower-limb exoskeletons used to improve free-living mobility for individuals with neuromuscular impairment must be controlled to prescribe assistance that adapts to the diverse locomotor conditions encountered during daily life, including walking at different speeds and across varied terrain.
Age-Related Changes in Vibro-Tactile EEG Response and Its Implications in BCI Applications: A Comparison Between Older and Younger Populations
The rapid increase in the number of older adults around the world is accelerating research in applications to support age-related conditions, such as brain–computer interface (BCI) applications for post-stroke neurorehabilitation.