Neuroethics Publications

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This review looks at recently developed technology that allows engineers to record signals from the brain, identify the subject’s intent, and allow the subject to control prosthetic devices or communicate with others. It explores the current status of the technology, focusing on studies aimed at developing assistive devices for human subjects. Lastly, it reviews the impressive accomplishments to date, as well as limitations of the technology that will need to be overcome to enable the development of fully practical assistive technologies.


Suggested Citation:
Foster, K.R. (2008). State-of-Science Review: SR-E29 Brain-Computer Interfaces and Cognitive Neural Prostheses. Foresight Project, Mental Capital and Wellbeing. UK Government Office for Science.



Date Posted: 18 October 2011