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.
- This research department was closed on March 31, 2021. The Department of Neurological Diagnosis and Restoration, OSAKA UNIVERSITY took over the ongoing research and development work from April 1, 2021. 2021.03.31
- [ISACM2022] The International Society for Clinical Magnetoencephalography (Chairman Masayuki Hirata) will be held in Osaka, Japan, June 1-4, 2022. 2020.12.03
- Professor Hirata was awarded Healthy Longevity Global Competition, International Catalyst Award by U.S. National Academy of Medicine. 2020.10.15
- Minister of State for Special Missions of the Cabinet Office visited us. 2019.12.15
- Nikkei Science, the Japanese version of Scientific American showed our BMI research in the November 2019 issue. 2019.10.01