Thursday, January 15, 2015

BrainGate Develops a Wireless Brain-Computer Interface | MIT Technology Review

Both inspirational and scary

"A few paralyzed patients could soon be using a wireless brain-computer interface able to stream their thought commands as quickly as a home Internet connection.

After more than a decade of engineering work, researchers at Brown University and a Utah company, Blackrock Microsystems, have commercialized a wireless device that can be attached to a person’s skull and transmit via radio thought commands collected from a brain implant. Blackrock says it will seek clearance for the system from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, so that the mental remote control can be tested in volunteers, possibly as soon as this year."
BrainGate Develops a Wireless Brain-Computer Interface | MIT Technology Review
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