BCI Pioneers Coalition to Serve as a Forum to Discuss Patient Experiences

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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 Computers

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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 Integration

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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 Disabilities

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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 Seizures

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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 System

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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 Objects

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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 Institutions

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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

OECD Workshop on 'Neurotechnology in and for Society: Deliberation, Stewardship and Trust'

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The OECD Workshop was hosted virtually by Switzerland on May 19 and focused on gathering good practices and experiences related to Principles 5 and 8 of the Recommendation on Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology adopted by the OECD Council in 2019. Ricardo Chavarriaga was part of the Panel on 'Building institutional capacity to implement the Recommendation – the Swiss experience.' Watch the complete event recording.

Neuralink Releases Video of Monkey with Brain Implant Playing Video Game by Thinking

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Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink has released footage that shows a monkey playing a simple video game after getting brain implants of the new technology. Read more via Reuters.