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Brain-controlled body movement assistance devices and methods

United States Patent

9,539,118
January 10, 2017
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Methods, devices, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for brain-controlled body movement assistance devices. In one aspect, a device includes a brain-controlled body movement assistance device with a brain-computer interface (BCI) component adapted to be mounted to a user, a body movement assistance component operably connected to the BCI component and adapted to be worn by the user, and a feedback mechanism provided in connection with at least one of the BCI component and the body movement assistance component, the feedback mechanism being configured to output information relating to a usage session of the brain-controlled body movement assistance device.
Leuthardt; Eric C. (St. Louis, MO), Love; Lonnie J. (St Louis, MO), Coker; Rob (St Louis, MO), Moran; Daniel W. (Ballwin, MO)
Neurolutions, Inc. (Clayton, MO)
13/ 842,749
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Work for Others Agreement No. NFE-15-05518, between UT-Battelle, LLC, operating under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05- 00OR22725 for the U.S. Department of Energy, and Neurolutions, Inc. The government has certain rights in the invention.