Intel, Brown University research AI use for spinal cord injuries — 4 insights

Written by Alan Condon | October 03, 2019 | Print  | Email

Neurosurgeons and researchers from four institutions are collaborating to develop an Intelligent Spine Interface for spinal cord injuries, reports Venture Beat.

Four insights:

1. Researchers from Providence, R.I.-based Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Intel and Micro-Leads Medical have committed two years to the initiative.

2. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded a $6.3 million grant for the research, which is building on work from Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville.

3. The Intelligent Spine Interface aims to record motor and sensory signals from spinal cord neurons and learn to stimulate them using artificial intelligence.

4. Researchers plan to implant electrodes in a trial to determine if severed nerves can be made to communicate.

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