The goal of this study is to provide performance values from an able-bodied control group to use as a comparison to results obtained for our other neuroprosthetic studies.
We would like to compare performance of neuroprosthesis users to an able-bodied control group to provide a reference for the effectiveness of the neuroprosthetic technology. Subjects will participate in a subset of these studies to provide control group data related to current ongoing experiments in our neuroprosthetics studies.
1) Determine normal performance values for motor-control experiments where able-bodied participants use a non-invasive control interfaces, such as a joystick, surface EMG, or EEG recordings to control an end effector such as a computer cursor or robotic arm.
2) Characterize the response to sensory stimulation (visual, auditory, tactile, electrical, etc.) in a group of able-bodied participants.
- Age 18-65
- Normal or corrected to normal vision
- History of neurologic disease, motor impairment, or acute or chronic pain
- Any implanted electrical device, such as a pacemaker or neurostimulator
- Any indwelling port, such as used for past treatment of cancer
- An indwelling pump, for treatment of diabetes
- Currently being treated for cancer or in acute remission
- Currently pregnant
- Implanted metal rods, screws or plates as for stabilization of skeletal fractures in the region of the electrical stimulation
Jennifer Collinger, PhD
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