Our colleague Camila Rodrigues has been awarded one of the first three “Divulgación Oro” (Gold Dissemination) prizes in the Scientific Dissemination Contest “Yo Investigo, Yo soy CSIC” (I Investigate, I am CSIC). Her work has been done in the framework of the EXTEND Project and focus on intuitive control of exoskeletons.
#robot #exoskeleton #emg #SCI
The Institute of Philosophy (IFS) from CSIC presented the results of three in-depth interviews that were conducted with Spanish speaking individuals who had previously completed a survey as part of a larger, 3-country/language, survey on BCI perceptions. 11 out of 15 of these Spanish respondents (survey) either strongly or somewhat accept the use of BCI in rehabilitation therapy. However, in-depth interviews conducted with these Spanish rehabilitation professionals indicate that they would not apply BCI technologies due to a lack of knowledge about its ethical, legal and social implications.
More info in the link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-021-01292-z
During the week of 26-30 July 2021, researchers from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Neural-Rehabilitation Group – CSIC (Madrid) and Gregorio Marañón Hospital (Madrid) performed experiments using state of the art intramuscular technology to validate in humans the use of high frequency volume conduction to record electromyography and perform muscle stimulation. It was a very fruitful week towards the achievement of several milestones of the project.
EU EXTEND Projects researchers tested and compared the use of surface and intramuscular EMG measurements for the estimation of required joint torques using EMG driven modelling framework in healthy individuals and incomplete SCI patients. More info in the link: https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2021.3087137
A jointly publication done by Imperial College of London, CSIC and SESCAM.
In order to prepare the upcoming experiments of the EXTEND Project (EMG-driven control of the Exo-H3 for spinal cord injury rehabilitation), Neural-Rehabilitation Group (CSIC) and TECHNAID performed some experiments at TECHNAID facilities. It was a very fruitful working day.
The Institute of Philosophy (CSIC) will organize a Workshop on Ethics, Law and Policy on Human Enhancement Technologies on March 15-16 2021. For more information, click on the following link: https://sites.google.com/view/extend-ethics-workshop/home.
Researchers working for the EU Project EXTEND participated in a timely review on peripheral electrical stimulation to reduce pathological tremor. The paper can be found in the following link: https://jneuroengrehab.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12984-021-00811-9
The EXTEND Consortium held its second 2020 Annual Meeting on November 30th 2020. Due to the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, this was a virtual Meeting. It was very productive and all partners discussed the next steps to be taken in this last stage of the Project. Stay tuned for more information.
Members of the EXTEND Consortium presented an article where they analyzed the potential risks of neurotechnologies as tools capable of manipulating, recording, measuring and obtaining information from the brain. More information can be found here:
Members of the EXTEND Consortium co-organized a workshop on disruptive technologies together with University of Granada (Spain). The EXTEND Project was highly represented in this Workshop: Aníbal M. Astobiza, Daniel López and Camila Rodrigues (all from CSIC) shared their thoughts and work on this topic.
More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/disruptivetech-granada2020/organizers