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Brain-Computer Interface Allows Patients To Control Robotic Limbs
2013-06-12 09:56:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs by merely thinking about how to execute those actions, University of Washington researchers reported on Tuesday. The technology could improve the quality of life for people who are paralyzed or lack the ability to speak due to stroke or neurodegenerative disease by allowing them to control a robotic arm or a prosthetic limb...

Researchers Create Mind-Controlled Flying Robot
2013-06-06 07:35:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new, non-invasive system that allows people to control a flying robot using only their mind has been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota, according to a study published in the Journal of Neural Engineering. Although it sounds like fun and games, the study´s findings have implications for helping people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. [ Watch the Video: Science Nation – Mind-Controlled...

Mobile Devices Using Mind-Control Being Tested By Samsung
2013-04-21 06:02:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Samsung is joining forces with an engineering professor at the University of Texas at Dallas to work on a device which could allow you to control your smartphone or tablet computer with your brain. According to Susan Young of the MIT Technology Review, the device in question is an electroencephalography (EEG) cap which could be used to launch an application, select a specific person out of a list of contacts or a song from a...

Brain-To-Brain Interface Lets Rats Share Their Thoughts
2013-03-01 09:47:03

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an article written earlier this month for redOrbit, this writer highlighted work being done in the Nicolelis laboratory headed by professor of neurobiology Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University School of Medicine. His previous research reported on the ability to enable a rat to “touch” infrared light through the use of a cortical stimulation technique. For the second time this month, the Nicolelis team has released an...

Novel Wireless Brain Sensor Unveiled
2013-02-28 11:18:44

Brown University A team of neuroengineers based at Brown University has developed a fully implantable and rechargeable wireless brain sensor capable of relaying real-time broadband signals from up to 100 neurons in freely moving subjects. Several copies of the novel low-power device, described in the Journal of Neural Engineering, have been performing well in animal models for more than year, a first in the brain-computer interface field. Brain-computer interfaces could help people with...

Evolution Gave Humans Unique Brain Structures Over Primates
2013-02-24 06:04:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a pair of functional networks in the human cerebral cortex that are not present in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys, leading them to theorize that the networks were added during the evolution from ancient primates to the modern day homo sapiens. The networks were discovered by a team of researchers led by neurophysiologist Wim Vanduffel of University of Leuven and Harvard Medical School (HMS), who...


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