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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BCI Clinical Trial now recruiting ALS participants (MA or CA area only)

Clinical Trials - Now Recruiting

http://www.cyberkineticsinc.com/

The purpose of the first phase of the pilot clinical study of the BrainGate2 Neural Interface System is to obtain preliminary device safety information and to demonstrate the feasibility of people with tetraplegia using the System to control a computer cursor and other assistive devices with their thoughts. Another goal of the study is to determine the participants’ ability to operate communication software, such as e-mail, simply by imagining the movement of their own hand. The study is invasive and requires surgery.

Individuals with limited or no ability to use both hands due to cervical spinal cord injury, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or other motor neuron diseases are being recruited into a clinical study at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical trial participants must live within a three-hour drive of Boston, MA or Palo Alto, CA. Clinical trial sites at other locations may be opened in the future. The study requires a commitment of 13 months.

For more information about the study, please contact us at:
clinicaltrials@braingate2.org
Telephone: 617-726-4218 (Dr. Hochberg)
View a BrainGate System educational animation by clicking here.

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