Recent works have been done in the field of rehabilitation for paraplegics. What interests us here are the research done with brain-machine interfaces.
Following the work of Nathan Fitzsimmons1, a central question to be addressed is the minimal information – both sensory and cerebral – needed by the spinal cord circuits to generate stable locomotion. The goal of this project is to develop a central pattern generator based controller for biped locomotion and its stabilization based on studies on monkeys.
1 : Nathan A. Fitzsimmons, Mikhail A. Lebedev, Ian D. Peikon, and Miguel A. L. Nicolelis. Extracting kinematic parameters for monkey bipedal walking from cortical neuronal ensemble activity.
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