Researcher manages to control another Person’s Brain via the Internet

Source: The New York Times

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully connected two human brains over the Internet. In an experiment called “Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans,” the scientists involved in the research were able to send a brain signal through the Internet to control the way another researcher, seated in a separate area of the university campus, moved his hand.

 

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Microsoft Research: BCI

Source: Microsoft

While much BCI work has traditionally focused on providing an alternate input mechanism for the (physically) disabled, we have worked on projects exploring the feasibility of reducing the cost of using such technologies so that we can enable more research in the space, but also ultimately deliver utility to able-bodied end users.
Read more here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/cue/bci/

A thought-activated implant – exciting hint of things to come

Source: extremetech.com

The main achievement in optogenetics, at least so far, has been the reliable activation of neurons using light. In recent years that concept has been taken a step further with the ability to activate specific genes within those neurons using light. Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger from ETH Zürich have now implanted a living mouse with designer cells bearing genes that can be precisely controlled with light.

 

Read more here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/193990-the-first-thought-activated-brain-implant-is-an-exciting-hint-of-things-to-come

Will Brain Computer Interfaces someday become Mainstream?

Source: nytimes.com

Last week, engineers sniffing around the programming code for Google Glass found hidden examples of ways that people might interact with the wearable computers without having to say a word. Among them, a user could nod to turn the glasses on or off. A single wink might tell the glasses to take a picture.

 

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