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Controlling Prosthetic Limbs With OpenBCI

IBM-Research Australia published a blog post on control of prosthetic limbs using AI, OpenBCI, and brainwaves.

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“Bionics is no longer the stuff of science fiction. For some amputees, the ability to carry out daily living activities depends on how efficiently and reliably they can bypass broken pathways between the brain and a prosthetic limb. Robust brain-machine interfaces can help restore mobility for these people.

For the first time, we have demonstrated an end-to-end proof-of-concept for such a brain-machine interface by combining custom-developed AI code with exclusively commercially available, low-cost system components. In two peer-reviewed scientific papers presented and published in parallel at the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and the 40thAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, we describe how novel deep-learning algorithms can be used to decode activity intentions solely from a take-home scalp electroencephalography (EEG) system and to execute the intended activities by operating an off-the-shelf robotic arm in a real-world environment. “

For the full post, head HERE

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