Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem: “Decoding of Bilateral Hand Movements for real-time MEG-based Brain-Geminoid Interface”


June 8, 2018  Friday Lunch Seminar
12:15 〜 13:00

CiNet 1F Conference Room
“Decoding of Bilateral Hand Movements for real-time MEG-based Brain-Geminoid Interface”
Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem

Assistant Professor
Clinical Neuroengineering, Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics
Osaka University
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Host PI :  Masayuki Hirata


A brain machine interface (BMI) provides the possibility of controlling artificial arms for patients with severe motor dysfunction by only using their thoughts. However, most of researchers have been using only unilateral hand movements for decoding motor imagery which are not enough for daily-life applications. To provide multidimensional control, we describe the first reported decoding of bilateral hand movements by using single-trial magnetoencephalography (MEG) signals as a new approach to enhance a user’s ability to interact with a complex environment. In addition, bilateral movement requires multitask processing whose neural correlates remains unclear. In order to study the multitasking neural process, we analyzed and decoded in real-time the brain activity of four types of simultaneous bilateral hand movements using non-invasive measurement.

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