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Prototype smart, bionic knee implant can power itself.

Knee replacement surgery, where a damaged, worn or diseased knee is replaced with an artificial joint, is the most common joint replacement procedure, with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons … Continue Reading Prototype smart, bionic knee implant can power itself.

Cat-like ‘hearing’ for the augmented human using the smallest scale yet.

Human augmentation is the attempt to temporarily or permanently enhance the human body through natural or artificial means.  More commonly cybernetics and/or enabling human-computer interfaces are used to improve the … Continue Reading Cat-like ‘hearing’ for the augmented human using the smallest scale yet.

New brain-computer interface restores the sense of touch in the hand of a paralyzed man.

Touch is essential for hand use, however, brain-controlled prosthetic limbs have not been endowed with this critical sense.  Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh develops a … Continue Reading New brain-computer interface restores the sense of touch in the hand of a paralyzed man.

New technology for reading signals directly from the brain allows typing at 12 words per minute.

It is known that brain–computer interfaces record brain activity and translate the information into useful control signals. They can be used to restore function to people with paralysis by controlling … Continue Reading New technology for reading signals directly from the brain allows typing at 12 words per minute.

Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk in world’s first.

Mobility after paraplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI) is primarily achieved by substituting the lost function with a wheelchair. However, the sedentary lifestyle associated with excessive wheelchair reliance can … Continue Reading Brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk in world’s first.

Researchers successfully control a cockroach via a brain-to-brain interface.

Researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have achieved allograft control through a ‘brain-to-brain interface’. The team have developed a technique which allowed them to control a living cockroach … Continue Reading Researchers successfully control a cockroach via a brain-to-brain interface.

World’s first non-invasive brain-machine interface successfully controls neuroprosthesis in human trials.

A research team from the University of Houston have created an human-machine interface that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only … Continue Reading World’s first non-invasive brain-machine interface successfully controls neuroprosthesis in human trials.

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