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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...

Paralyzed Woman Moves Robot Arm With Her Brain
2012-05-17 07:05:43

[ Watch the Video ] Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com For one lucky woman, 15 years of paralysis was broken on Saturday, April 12 when the 58-year-old woman, who is unable to speak, controlled a robotic arm by thinking about a particular action. This resulted in the robotic arm picking up a bottle of coffee, lifting it her to mouth, allowing her to take a sip. This feat is part of the progress made in a project regarding brain-computer interfaces restorative neurotechnology and assistive...

2011-03-25 10:45:44

Demonstrating an important milestone for the longevity and utility of implanted brain-computer interfaces, a woman with tetraplegia using the investigational BrainGate* system continued to control a computer cursor accurately through neural activity alone more than 1,000 days after receiving the BrainGate implant, according to a team of physicians, scientists, and engineers developing and testing the technology at Brown University, the Providence VA Medical Center, and Massachusetts General...

2009-07-14 11:10:00

Electrodes implanted in the brain of a laboratory monkey have allowed the animal to control a robotic arm with great dexterity, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reported on Tuesday. Dr Andy Schwarz, of the university's department of neurobiology, said he foresees a large market for complex robotic limbs in patients who have suffered a stroke as well as those who have been paralyzed. "What we're trying to do is go to a very dexterous hand - where the functionality is very similar to...

2007-12-03 09:00:59

Researchers were successfully able to record and monitor brain electrical activity with improved precision and detect micro-seizure activity in advance of larger epileptic seizures among patients implanted with the NeuroPort™ Neural Monitoring System (NeuroPort™ System) developed by Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:CYKN; "Cyberkinetics"). Results from an ongoing study at Columbia University Medical Center were presented on Saturday, December 1, 2007, at...

2006-07-12 14:59:28

LONDON -- A Paralyzed man using a new brain sensor has been able to move a computer cursor, open e-mail and control a robotic device simply by thinking about doing it, a team of scientists said on Wednesday. They believe the BrainGate sensor, which involves implanting electrodes in the brain, could offer new hope to people Paralyzed by injuries or illnesses. "This is the first step in an ongoing clinical trial of a device that is encouraging for its potential to help people with paralysis,"...

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