Can mind-controlled VR games help stroke patients?Communication, , Cognitive, News
A system which can translate human brain activity into actions without any physical movement is being developed by a neurotech firm called Cogitat. Read more about the brain-computer interface by Cogitat.
Synchron Switch, New Technology Allows Users To Control iPhone, iPad With BrainCognitive, News
A novel brain-computer interface developed by a New York-based company called Synchron was used to help a paralyzed patient send messages using their Apple device. Inserted just into the top of the brain’s motor cortex via blood vessels, the Synchron Switch is the only device that the FDA has approved to undergo clinical trials as a permanently implanted brain-computer interface. Read more about Synchron Switch.
BCI Pioneers Coalition to Serve as a Forum to Discuss Patient ExperiencesCognitive, News
The BCI Pioneers Coalition will center on the unique experience of Ian Burkhart, a former Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) study participant at Ohio State University, and his peers. The coalition is a grassroots effort by BCI users to center the discussion on patient experiences, led by the patients. Read more about the BCI Pioneers Coalition.
Meet the Stentrode: A Bluetooth Implant to Give You Mind Control Over ComputersCognitive, News
A company focused on BCI, Synchron is developing electronic devices that aims to help persons with paralysis control their body, and the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) company has big ambitions for the future of BCI and has begun enrolling patients into the first clinical trial of its kind. Read more about Stentrode.
Recognition of Neurotechnology as Important Area for Human Rights IntegrationCognitive, News
The Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States issued a declaration asserting that neurotechnology and neuroscience are important areas of focus for human rights. As NeuroAbilities is a program of G3ict to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in the digital age, the OAS declaration outlines calls to government, the private sector, academia, and the scientific community to engage in practices that include consideration of human rights within the context of neurotechnologies. Read the official document here.
Mobile EEG in Wearable BCI Devices for Persons with DisabilitiesPhysical, , Communication, , Cognitive, Video
In this webinar from Wearable Sensing, practical BCI devices are explored using dry electrode EEG headsets. Applications include Alternative and Augmented Communication for persons with speech or communication disabilities, robotic exoskeletons for persons with paralysis, and neurofeedback for persons with cognitive disabilities. Watch on-demand via YouTube.
Australian Professor Creates Epilepsy Device to Predict SeizuresCognitive, News
Professor Mark Cook of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia has designed a device that can monitor and predict seizures for end users who experience epilepsy. The Epi-Minder is implanted on the inside of the scalp and constantly monitors brain activity. Learn more here.
Researchers Take Step Toward Next-Generation Brain-Computer Interface SystemCognitive, News
A team of researchers has taken a key step toward a new concept for a future BCI system — one that employs a coordinated network of independent, wireless microscale neural sensors known as 'neurograins', each about the size of a grain of salt, to record and stimulate brain activity. Read more via Neuroscience News.
BCI Enables Johns Hopkins Study Participant to Touch and Feel Holographic ObjectsCognitive, News
As part of a larger study, Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated the ability to “feel” virtual objects by integrating neural stimulation in a mixed-reality environment. Read more via Newswise.
Neurotechnology Company Kernel to Send Smart Helmets to Research InstitutionsCognitive, News
A neurotechnology company called Kernel is about to begin sending $50,000 smart helmets to research institutions in the United States to study brain activity in relation to aging, Alzheimer's, concussions and strokes. Read more via The Hill.