What NEUROPROSTHETICS means: A broad discipline of neuroscience and biomedical engineering concerned with developing devices that can substitute a motor, sensory or cognitive function lost due to injury or disease. Examples encompass a wide range including cochlear implants, visual prosthetics, and brain-computer interfaces for conscious control of movement in paralyzed individuals.
- Definition Nanotechnology:
- Dictionary matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. Research areas include surface science, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, and microfabrication. Applications are diverse neuroprosthetics.
- Definition Neuroimaging:
- Dictionary Includes the use of a number of techniques to image the structure and function of the brain, spinal cord, and associated structures neuroprosthetics.
- Definition Nuclear Medicine:
- Dictionary that uses radioactive tracers (radiopharmaceuticals) to assess bodily functions and to diagnose and treat disease. Diagnostic nuclear medicine relies heavily on imaging techniques that measure neuroprosthetics.
- Definition Nanoparticle:
- Dictionary between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. The size is similar to that of most biological molecules and structures. Nanoparticles can be engineered for a wide variety of biomedical uses including neuroprosthetics.