TitleAn extended review on clinical applications of Brain-Computer Interfaces in Neurosurgery
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAthanasiou, Alkinoos, and Bamidis Panagiotis
Publisher Hellenic Neurosurgery

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have recently received much attention, posing as a promising solution to disability shared by patients suffering from spinal cord injury and chronic stroke. The long-term movement impairment, which is caused by these disorders, constitutes a major drawback for the survival and quality of life of patients. There is prospect for mobility restoration, yet partially, using systems that translate brain signals to external device control. BCI research has reached a critical point of maturity and is soon expected to produce results applicable to everyday life. This paper reviews the current phase of BCI research, in regard to clinical applications in Neurosurgery, and attempts to envision its future direction.