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EmTech 2017 Required Reading: Computer-Brain Interfaces
At EmTech we’ll hear how emerging interfaces are going to change computing.
Sponsored by EmTech MIT
A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.
April 23, 2013
The Thought Experiment
In a remarkable study, a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. If only there were a realistic way to get this technology out of the lab and into real life.
June 17, 2014
Reached Via a Mind-Reading Device, Deeply Paralyzed Patients Say They Want to Live
A brain-computer interface records “yes” and “no” answers in patients who lack any voluntary muscle movement.
January 31, 2017
This Paralyzed Man Is Using a Neuroprosthetic to Move His Arm for the First Time in Years
To reverse paralysis, scientists wired a man’s brain to his muscles using electronics.
March 28, 2017
ARM Wants to Put Its Chips Inside Your Brain
Neural implants are all the rage in Silicon Valley. Now the well-known chip designer thinks its low-power processors could help make them a reality.
May 17, 2017
Government Seeks High-Fidelity “Brain-Computer” Interface
A challenge by DARPA asks scientists to develop ways to record from a million neurons at a time.
February 2, 2016
With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.
Why the billionaire is wrong that telepathy technology will be available in a few short years.
April 22, 2017
Brain Control of Paralyzed Limb Lets Monkey Walk Again
A step toward repairing spinal cord injury with electronics.
November 9, 2016
Telepresence Robot for the Disabled Takes Directions from Brain Signals
Brain control becomes a more practical way to control robots when the machines can do some things for themselves.
November 30, 2015
Patient Shows New Dexterity with a Mind-Controlled Robot Arm
With twice as many electrodes in her brain as previous study participants, a paralyzed woman can move a robotic arm with unprecedented flexibility.
December 17, 2012
A Bendable Implant Taps the Nervous System without Damaging It
Swiss researchers allow rats to walk again with a rubbery electronic implant.
January 8, 2015