Skip to main content

Part of the book series: Biosystems & Biorobotics ((BIOSYSROB,volume 7))

  • 2339 Accesses

Abstract

There has been a remarkable convergence in recent years between the biomedical fields of neuroscience and rehabilitation and engineering fields of robotics and prosthetics. This “union” of complementary disciplines has resulted in rapid advances in the robotics and rehabilitation technologies on one hand, and utilization of brain interfaces and brain signals for targeting suitable clinical applications on the other hand. This review will address the slow progress in past, explosive recent developments, and the pending major future challenges to take the science and technology to the patient. I \ review the broad field for neuroprosthesis, from sensory (e.g. tactile) to motor (upper and lower limb) as well as rehabilitation technologies in these fields. I conclude with recent remarkable developments in the field of brain machine interface, how these are impacting the development of neutrally controlled prosthesis and also discuss the challenges of taking the technology to the market and eventually to the patient.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 259.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 329.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 329.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

About this paper

Cite this paper

Thakor, N.V. (2014). Neuroprosthetics: Past, Present and Future. In: Jensen, W., Andersen, O., Akay, M. (eds) Replace, Repair, Restore, Relieve – Bridging Clinical and Engineering Solutions in Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 7. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08072-7_4

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08072-7_4

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-319-08071-0

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-319-08072-7

  • eBook Packages: EngineeringEngineering (R0)

Publish with us

Policies and ethics