In the not so distant past being able to control one’s environment through thoughts alone was once imprisoned within the realm of science fiction. However, the advancement of technology has … Continue Reading Brain-computer-interface can read people’s opinions from brainwaves.
In the renowned Avatar film, we saw humans ‘living-in’ their synthetic alien counterparts through wireless brain signals sent from remote locations via brain-to-brain interfaces (BBIs). Whilst non-invasive wireless BBIs capable … Continue Reading Novel brain-to-brain interface has the ability to control locomotion.
Life-changing injuries or life long disabilities can be extremely challenging and overwhelming at times, with researchers working around the clock to improve life for the newly or long-termed disabled. A … Continue Reading Researchers develop a BCI that can turn brain activity into text.
In a crucial partnership, brain function relies on the central nervous system’s primary cell, the neuron, connecting with other neurons to form a circuit known as a synapse to produce … Continue Reading The brain combines artificial and natural vision to restore sight.
A lack of understanding currently veils the field of brain injury, with sufferers undergoing cataclysmic personality changes as well as other chronic health problems affecting the whole body. Electronics are … Continue Reading Artificial and biological neurons communicate over the internet.
In cervical spinal cord injury, the most severe of spinal cord injuries, around 20% of patients are left tetraplegic, with all four limbs partially or completely paralyzed. Tetraplegia is caused … Continue Reading Unprecedented brain-computer exoskeleton allows a tetraplegic patient to move.
Direct brain-to-brain interfaces (BBIs) in humans are computer interfaces combining neuroimaging and neurostimulation to extract and share information between brains, allowing direct brain-to-brain communication. The potential for BBIs able to … Continue Reading Brain-to-brain interface allows multiple people to problem solve together using only their minds.
Robotic instruments have been assisting clinical staff and engineers alike for many years, with prosthetic robotic arms, which allow people who have lost a limb to regain freedom of movement, … Continue Reading First successful non-invasive mind-controlled robotic arm.
Stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases can all cause the loss of the ability to speak. Some people with severe speech disabilities learn to spell out their thoughts letter-by-letter … Continue Reading Synthetic speech generated from brain signals.
A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) marries the brain to Artificial Intelligence (AI), using signals recorded from the brain to enable communication or to control a neuroprosthesis. This technology is now being … Continue Reading Researchers translate brain signals directly into speech.
Various neuronal activity recording and stimulating devices enable cellular exploration to further understand AI, brain diseases, and work towards developing the ‘immortal download’. Brain functions are controlled by millions of … Continue Reading A small step towards the immortal download, new neurochip records long-term brain cell activity.
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.
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.
When a person’s brain receives sensory input, the electrical signals are decoded in various sensory areas of the cortex, and then combined in the brain’s hippocampus, the brain’s memory centre, … Continue Reading Human trials begin on ‘brain-chip’ to bypass brain damage and form memories.
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.