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I'm considering having a go at revising this article to:
A) include a broader spread of neuroprosthetics applications e.g. Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation/FES, Implanted Stimulator-Telemeters, Artificial Pacemaker (also a neural prosthetic device).
B) complete the logical division between sensory and motor prostheses with a section on cognitive prostheses i.e. the proposed Hippocampal Implant.
Has anyone watching got any thoughts on this? Simbamford 04:58, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
- Please continuing editing - its needs it. One thing to watch is managing the overlap with Brain-computer interface. Perhaps it would be worth shifting the Berger and Kennedy material there and using Neuroprosthetics as the high level article that links all the others together? Saganaki- 05:56, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
Artificial (Cardiac) Pacemaker ?
I have reservations about the inclusion of the artificial cardiac pacemaker in this article. As far as I am aware, cardiac pacemakers stimulate the excitable tissue (read: muscle) of the heart directly not via the nervous system. There may be some (experimental?) cardiac pacemakers that seek to affect heart function by stimulation of the Vagus nerve, but if they exist they are certainly the exception, not the rule. And in any rate I have not been able to find any information about them. Are there any objections to the removal of this section? --joeyo (talk) 18:08, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
CIA and MKULTRA
HonestGeorgeWashington (talk · contribs) has added some very dubiously sourced material about the CIA to this article. I removed it with an explanatory edit summary, and HGW reverted with no explanation. Because I don't like to multi-revert even in clear cases, I have opened a thread about this issue at WP:FTN#HonestGeorgeWashington on Neuroprosthetics. I'm explaining all this here in the interest of transparency. Looie496 (talk) 02:14, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Reads like a Magazine Article
For example, "The future holds an exciting prospect for the every day use of a variety of neural prostheses."
Neural Engineering Labs
- "(for a list of universities see Neural Engineering - Neural Engineering Labs)"
- I think they are completely different. This one is about limbs but brain implant is on neural signal pickup from inside the brain dennis97519 (talk) 13:27, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
- There's a fundamental contradiction in the distinction that you made: motor prostheses (which are "about" limbs) are devices that pick-up neural signals, and pretty much all the brain-implanted devices that do not pick-up signals have nothing to do with limbs (sensory/therapeutic implants). Brain implants are actually a subset of Neuroprosthetics, that include also sensory (cochlear and retinal) implants and peripheral nerve stimulators. However, there is absolutely no convention in this field that "neuroprosthetics" are specific to limbs as you wrote, or that "brain implants" are just for signal picking up (the article mentions for example the Utah array, which is a bidirectional device) - please provide a reliable external source that state this. Additionally, both articles do not make the distinction which I've just portrayed, and treat the topic as identical: the brain implant article, which is much shorter, deals extensively with stimulation and with ethical, philosophical and fictional aspects of stimulation. The neuroprosthetics article deals extensively which "pick-up signals", esp. those used for limbs... Lophostrix (talk) 12:00, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm not entirely certain, but I think some sections may have been copied verbatim from this. Is the "...Anderson Paper, Cole at NIH - specifically "Computer software as an orthosis for Brain Injury".." bit referring to this paper? Me, Myself & I (talk) 01:30, 7 December 2015 (UTC)