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Brain-computer Connection Unlocks Possibilities, Both Good and Bad

Imagine the possibilities that could be unlocked by hooking up your brain to a computer. Science fiction has explored this idea in many films, including the upcoming movie MindGamers, in which students create a wireless neural network that can link people’s minds through a quantum computer. It allows people to transfer motor skills from one brain… Continue reading

February 7, 2017 Posted by | Blue Technology, ECI Insider Leaks, Green Technology, New Technologies, Technology | , , | Leave a comment

Neural Interfacing

With technology today, the line between humans and machines is blurred. Our thoughts, actions and daily lives are being increasingly shaped, supported and substantiated by machines. “Neural interfacing,” a term for technology aimed at bridging the workings of machines and the human brain.

Brain-computer interface (BCI) is a connection between a brain and a device that enables signals from the brain to direct some external activity in a connected device. A challenges in developing BCI technology has been the development of electrode devices and/or surgical methods that are minimally invasive. The interface enables a direct communications between the brain and the object to be controlled by reading signals from an array of neurons and using technology to translate the signals into action. Brain-machine interfaces promise to aid paralyzed patients by re-routing movement-related signals around damaged parts of the nervous system.

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December 27, 2016 Posted by | Blue Technology, ECI Insider Leaks, Edu, Green Technology, New Technologies, NewsUpdate | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly

Full Story – MIT Technology Review – Antonio Regalado on January 14, 2015

Researchers at Brown University and Blackrock Microsystems early in 2015, commercialized a wireless device that can be attached to a person’s skull and transmit via radio thought commands collected from a brain implant.  The device was developed by a consortium, called BrainGate, which is based at Brown and was among the first to place implants in the brains of paralyzed people and show that electrical signals emitted by neurons inside the cortex could be recorded, then used to steer a wheelchair or direct a robotic arm.

Full Story – MIT Technology Review
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January 20, 2016 Posted by | Blue Technology, ECI Insider Leaks, Green Technology, New Technologies, NewsUpdate, Technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment