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2013-11-18 15:20:44

Abstract: 18886 (Hall F, Core 2, Poster Board: 2197) "Virtual reality hands" — controlled by stroke survivors' thoughts — could help them recover use of their hands and arms, according to a small study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. "Using a brain-computer interface, we've created an environment where people who may be too physically impaired to move can practice mental imagery to help regain use of their arms and hands," said Alexander Doud,...

2013-11-14 13:27:10

Research on brain-computer interface will be presented at the International Human-Centered Robotics Symposium, and UC's work to pioneer a human-centered robotics curriculum will be discussed. If you think with the release of every new i-device the world is getting closer to thought-controlled smart tech and robotic personal assistants, you might be right. And thanks in part to work led by the University of Cincinnati's Anca Ralescu, we may be even closer than you realize. Professor...

Monkey Minds Can Move Virtual Arms
2013-11-09 06:17:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On more than one occasion, redOrbit has reported on work done at the Nicolelis laboratory at the Duke University School of Medicine. Neurobiology professor Miguel Nicolelis has pioneered the field of brain-machine interface (BMI). Previous breakthroughs have included enabling rats to “touch” infrared light and electronically connecting rat brains to create an organic computer. While these, in and of themselves, seem like really...

Better Robotics Better Prosthetics
2013-11-08 15:48:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More naturally moving prosthetic legs currently in development will dramatically boost the mobility of lower-limb amputees and allow them to effectively navigate stairs, slopes and uneven ground, according to a recent perspective article in the journal Science Translational Medicine from Michael Goldfarb, a mechanical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University. Over the last decade, Goldfarb and his team have been conducting...

2013-10-23 23:04:47

Developer of World’s First “Brain Operating System” to Unveil Technology in California in 2014 Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 EyeMynd, LLC, a brainwave interpreting software developer, announces today that it will establish a second headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA in addition to its offices in Utah. EyeMynd claims that its technology, called a “Brain Operating System”, will revolutionize the way consumers interact with their mobile devices, computers, video-gaming...

Making Prosthetic Limbs More Touch Sensitive
2013-10-15 04:35:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Chicago are laying the foundation for prosthetic limbs that could one day convey real-time touch-related data to amputees through a direct interface with the brain. The blueprint for these touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs, which has been published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, represents a vital advancement towards new technology that could increase the...

Neurofeedback Can Enhance The Brain's Signal-to-noise Ratio
2013-09-23 04:58:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a needle sweeps across the grooves of a worn vinyl record, it carries the distinct sounds of hisses, scratches and even the echo of skips. For many years, however, if someone yearned to hear Frank Sinatra sing "Fly Me to the Moon," they were able to listen to his crooning baritone with technical clarity, courtesy of the increased signal-to-noise ratio of digital re-masterings. Recent advances in neurofeedback techniques have made...


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