Research and development of functional restoration of the brain using brain machine interfaces (BMIs)
Our research focus is to develop high performance BMIs that support seriously disabled people for motor and communication control using accurate electrical neural activity (electrocorticograms) recorded from an electrode sheet placed directly on the brain surface.
This method is superior to other methods regarding long term recording stability. A fully implantable wireless device enables high performance BMIs available for 24 hours / day and may be convenient and useful for severely disabled people.
Until now, using our BMIs, severely disable people successfully controlled a robot arm and used assistive communication devices.
Our next step is to start clinical research of BMIs using a fully implantable device.
- Dr. Masamichi J. Hayashi won the Young Scientists’ Award at 2nd Japanese Meeting for Human Brain Imaging 2018.08.31
- Professor Masayuki Hirata appeared on a TV program, BS Japan 7ch ‘Future of Japan’ 2018.08.11
- A main figure of the paper recently published by Dr. Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem was adopted on a cover page of the scientific journal: IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2018 Jun;26(6) 2018.06.21
- Professor Masayuki Hirata was appointed to the Vice President of the Japan Biomagnetism and Bioelectromagnetic Society 2018.06.20
- Professor Masayuki Hirata was elected as a board member of the BCI SOCIETY 2018.05.10