Extraction algorithms for cortical control of arm prosthetics

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2001 Dec;11(6):701-7. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(01)00272-0.


Now that recordings of multiple, individual action potentials are being made with chronic electrodes, it seems that previous work showing simple encoding of movement parameters in these spike trains can be used as a real-time control signal for prosthetic arms. Efficient extraction algorithms can compensate for the limited ensemble sample acquired with this emerging technology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Action Potentials
  • Algorithms*
  • Artificial Limbs*
  • Cerebral Cortex / cytology
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological
  • Motor Neurons / physiology
  • Movement / physiology*