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BrainGate2: Feasibility Study of an Intracortical Neural Interface System for Persons With Tetraplegia


Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to obtain preliminary device safety information and demonstrate
proof of principle (feasibility of efficacy) of the ability of people with tetraplegia to
control a computer cursor and other assistive devices with their thoughts.


Inclusion Criteria:

– Clinical diagnosis of spinal cord injury, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy,
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or other motor neuron disorders

– Complete or incomplete tetraplegia (quadriplegia)

– Must live within a three-hour drive of the Study site

– (There are additional inclusion criteria)

Exclusion Criteria:

– Visual impairment such that extended viewing of a computer monitor would be difficult
even with ordinary corrective lenses

– Chronic oral or intravenous steroids or immunosuppressive therapy

– Other serious disease or disorder that could seriously affect ability to participate
in the study

– (There are additional exclusion criteria)


  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States, 94305
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