Nicolelis Lab Demonstrates Two-Way Interaction between a Primate Brain and a Virtual Body

In a first-ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects.

“Someday in the near future, quadriplegic patients will take advantage of this technology not only to move their arms and hands and to walk again, but also to sense the texture of objects placed in their hands, or experience the nuances of the terrain on which they stroll with the help of a wearable robotic exoskeleton,” said study leader Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD, professor of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center and co-director of the Duke Center for Neuroengineering.

Read the complete Duke News Service Press Release

Read the article in Nature: Monkey brains ‘feel’ virtual objects

Video: Duke study: Monkeys “Move and Feel” Virtual Objects Using Only Their Brains

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