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BrainGate brings wireless computer mind control to paralysed people

Published: January 15, 2015

braingate-wireless-computer-brain-interfaceA wireless brain-computer interface capable of transmitting thought commands to digital devices is close to commercialisation following more than a decade of development.

The BrainGate Neural Interface System, engineered by researchers at Brown University in collaboration with Utah-based company Blackrock Microsystems, works through a small brain implant “about the size of a baby aspirin” that attaches to a person’s skull and streams thought commands through radio signals.

A Quadriplegic Woman Used Her Mind To Move This Robotic Limb In ’10D’

Published: December 18, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

vkqd2pzhfbhevsmuv4qbFor the first time ever, a quadriplegic woman has used her thoughts to move a robotic hand across 10 degrees of freedom. The remarkable system allowed her to pick up a variety of objects, including skinny tubes and oddly shaped rocks.

Yet another reminder of the progress being made in not just prosthetics, but in their integration with neural interface devices as well.

Reconnecting a paralyzed man’s brain to his body through technology | Chad Bouton |...

Published: November 25, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What if you were in an accident or had a stroke that left you paralyzed or without the ability to speak?

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

Published: November 18, 2014

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With BrainsWASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.

Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed man kick the opening ball for June’s World Cup in Brazil, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis presented the latest “brain-machine interface” findings from his team’s “Walk Again Project” at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

Device Lets Brain Move Paralyzed Limbs

Published: June 24, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Device Lets Brain Move Paralyzed LimbsFor the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State Univ. Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.

Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb. Burkhart is the first of a potential five participants in a clinical study.

Monkey brain waves control hand of paralysed pal

Published: February 18, 2014

A monkey controlling the hand of its unconscious cage-mate with its thoughts may sound like animal voodoo, but it is a step towards returning movement to people with spinal cord injuries.

The hope is that people who are paralysed could have electrodes implanted in their brains that pick up their intended movements. These electrical signals could then be sent to a prosthetic limb, or directly to the person’s paralysed muscles, bypassing the injury in their spinal cord.

Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

Published: January 14, 2014

Virtual armA paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.

Doctors will attempt to reanimate a patient’s paralyzed arm with a pioneering surgery that involves capturing signals from his brain and restoring movement through a fine network of electronics linked to arm muscles.

The new effort, being planned by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, will use a brain computer interface, or BCI, developed by researchers at Brown University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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