National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Research and development of technologies for high speed wireless communication from inside to outside of the body and large scale data analyses of brain information and their application for BMI
Development and application of an implantable device for brain-machine interfaces using high-speed wireless data transfer and big data analyses of neural information
Research representative: Masayuki Hirata, Researcher in charge: Seiji Kameda,
Research members: Katsuyoshi Suzuki (NIHON KOHDEN), Takatsugu Kamata (SPChange)
We proceed technological development of large scale wireless communication with small size and low power for implantable devices. We develop the first generation fully implantable wireless BMI system recording 128 ch electrocorticograms(ECoGs), and perform clinical research. We aim at the world’s first clinical application of the BMI system within 5 years.
Parallel to it, assume the practical use within ten years, We also develop the second generation fully implantable wireless BMI system with 4000 ch ECoG recording and perform preclinical evaluation of the safety and efficacy to put the system into clinical application within ten years.
This contributes to clinical application of technologically-advanced ECoG-based BMIs.
The pilot study for the development of the assistive device in patient handling activities
Research investigator: Masayuki Hirata,
Research collaborators: Yuka Omura,
・National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) :
Development and application of an implantable device for brain-machine interfaces using high-speed wireless data transfer and big data analyses of neural information -2019
・Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies：
Measurement of the body buried embedded integrated circuits built-in flexible ultra thin film sensor sheet using marmosets brain signal measurement system 2014-2018
・Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT)：Android controls using fMRI and MEG
・Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) (B) :
Restoration of Swallowing Function based on Brain Machine Interfaces 2014-2016
・Strategic Research Program for Brain Sciences:
BMI-based Restoration of Motor and Communication Control 2013-2017