Latest Brain–computer interface Stories

2010-12-15 14:40:43

Adding sensory feedback could help spinal cord injury patients operate computers, robots The performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with their thoughts is improved with the addition of a robotic arm providing sensory feedback, a new study from the University of Chicago finds. Devices that translate brain activity into the movement of a computer cursor or an external robotic arm have already proven successful in humans. But in these early...

2010-12-15 14:27:54

Study shows sensory feedback gives monkeys better control of computer cursors Monkeys moved thought-controlled computer cursors more quickly and accurately when provided with additional sensory feedback, according to a new study in the Dec. 15 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. While most brain-machine technologies rely only on visual feedback, this study demonstrated that these systems can be improved when users have additional input, such as a sense of the arm's position and motion, a...

2010-11-16 19:11:10

Artificial retinas, thought-controlled devices and brain stimulation therapy show promise Two experimental brain-machine technologies "” deep brain stimulation coupled with physical therapy and a thought-controlled computer system"”may offer new therapies for people with stroke and brain injuries, new human research shows. In addition, an animal study shows a new artificial retina may restore vision better than existing prosthetics. The findings were announced today at...

2010-11-09 13:03:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM), www.MindTechnologiesInc.com, announces a Joint Venture Agreement with Amplitech, Inc. www.Amplitechinc.com , an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company. The Agreement allows the Company to purchase 100% of Amplitech Inc.'s business, assets and revenue streams, which would provide a significant advantage to our discovery, research, revenue and client list. Amplitech Inc.'s client list ranges from...

2010-10-28 14:09:07

UCLA-Caltech collaboration demonstrates how we focus our thoughts Every day our brains are flooded by stimulation "” sounds, sights and smells. At the same time, we are constantly engaged in an inner dialogue, ruminating about the past, musing about the future. Somehow the brain filters all this input instantly, selecting some things for long- or short-term storage, discarding others and focusing in on what's most important at any given instant. How this competition is resolved across...

2010-10-27 13:55:00

Move over, touchpad screens: New research funded in part by the National Institutes of Health shows that it is possible to manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind. The study, published in Nature, found that when research subjects had their brains connected to a computer displaying two merged images, they could force the computer to display one of the images and discard the other. The signals transmitted from each subject's brain to the computer were derived...

2010-07-27 05:40:00

Doctors in Israel have developed a unique "sniffing" controller that allows people with severe disabilities to use their noses to write, surf the Web, and even navigate their wheelchairs. The new technology might even be used in the future to create a sort of 'third hand' to assist healthy surgeons or pilots. The device uses a "sniffing technology" that measures pressure changes in the nose from breathing in and out, and then translates these changes to electrical signals. When tested on...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (http://www.jedimindinc.com/) (Pink Sheets: JEDM) announced today that Dr. Gordon Chiu announced new members to the Company's Advisory board for Medicine and Technology. Jedi Mind, Inc. has been in the process of expanding the company's medical applications as well as gaming applications. The new members will be part of a "Brain Trust Key" for advisory purposes in medical and technological applications. The recently...

2010-05-11 12:40:00

CARDIFF, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (http://jedimindinc.com) (Pink Sheets: JEDM) announced today that Brent Fouch, CEO and President of Jedi Mind, Inc., a developer of thought controlled software applications, was interviewed this week by Tom Allinder of InBoundMarketingPR. During the interview, Mr. Fouch discussed recent developments with Jedi Mind, Inc. as well as future plans including development of a universal controller for all PC games that allows the...

2010-03-04 12:55:00

The world's largest high-tech fair is the place to go to find out how you can play games or do daily chores all by just using the power of your mind. At the annual CeBIT fair, crowds gathered around a man sitting at a pinball table, wearing a cap full of electrodes attached to his head. The man controlled flippers with ease without the use of his hands. Michael Tangermann, of Berlin Brain Computer Interface, told spectators "He thinks: left-hand or right-hand and the electrodes monitor the...

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