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Title: The cortical control of limb protheses
Author: Craggs, Michael D.
Awarding Body: King's College London (University of London)
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1974
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This work was undertaken to assess the feasibility of using cortical signals to control motor prostheses in paraplegics. Signals would be required which could be quickly and reliably detected, and remain unchanged after spinal transection. For this purposa arrays of small recording eleotrodes ware placed over the precentral gyrus beneath the dura meter. In baboons, such chronically implanted eleotrodes (0.5 mm diemeter) recorded a wide range of electrical activity. Only when a frequency band 80 - 250 Hz was selected could signals be detected in the electrocorticogram which were movement-related, consistently stable, and seen to precede specific movements of the contralateral limbs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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