NSF grant will explore brain-prosthesis interface

09/24/2013 | American City Business Journals

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Houston for the study of how to connect prosthetic limbs with the brains of amputees. "Our goal is to ... lay the groundwork for a new generation of prosthetic devices and improve our understanding of how brain signals and neuromuscular signals are coordinated," said Helen Huang, associate professor of biomedical engineering at N.C. State and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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