Wearable Motor-Imagery-Based Brain-Computer Interface

Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

A motor-imagery-based brain-computer interface (BCI) is a translator that converts the motor intention of the brain into a control command to control external machines without muscles. Numerous motor-imagery-based BCIs have been successfully proposed in previous studies. However, several electroencephalogram (EEG) channels are typically required for providing sufficient information to maintain a specific accuracy and bit rate, and the bulk volume of these EEG machines is also inconvenient.


Read more here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26748791

New “Brain Hacking” Technology

Source: financialprospect.com

The following frontier for that technology field may be the mind. A brand new variety of neuro-hacker is discovering methods change and to seize brainwaves to enhance wellness, with a potential to assist the seriously disabled.

Numerous the improvements were on display in the Electronic Devices Present in Vegas, where biomedical specialists and computer researchers displayed methods to make use of and use brain impulses.

Read more here: http://www.financialprospect.com/technology/new-technology-in-brain-hacking-18580.html

Hacking the Brain – a new Tech Trend

Source: dailymail.co.uk

The next frontier for the tech sector is the human brain.

A new breed of neuro-hacker is finding ways to capture and manipulate brainwaves to improve health, with potential to help the severely handicapped.

A number of the innovations were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where computer scientists and biomedical experts showcased ways to tap into and use brain signals.


Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3391132/New-wave-tech-hacking-brain.html

Reconnection with the Brain

Source: dailyuw.com

Inspiring collaboration between a variety of disciplines ranging from computer science to ethics, the UW’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) is focused on creating technology to improve the lives of individuals affected by stroke or other injuries that reduce brain function, or cause damages to mobility or the senses, by creating implantable devices.

Devices like these would allow users to regain full or partial mobility in their limbs. Once implanted, these devices would send signals from the brain to the affected body part, effectively reanimating the limb.


Read more here: http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_ff729ef6-b501-11e5-8e64-a7a91195bb67.html

A ‘Mind Reading’ Computer that can decipher Words from Brainwaves

Source: scienceworldreport.com

Japanese scientists have potentially developed a device that can “read minds,” a computer that can read information from brainwaves and decipher words before they are spoken. This “telepathic” computer allowed the researchers to realize that the brain’s electrical activity is the same whether words are spoken aloud or held inside.

A team of scientists, led by Yamazaki Toshimasa, the Kyushu Institute of Technology‘s brain computer interface expert, examined the brains of 12 men, women and children while they recited a series of words, recording their brainwaves while the subjects did so.


Read more here: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/35517/20160106/telepathy-mind-reading-computer-deciphers-words-brainwaves.htm

Research on Hybrid EEG-fNIRS asynchronous BCI for multiple Motor Tasks

Source: journals.plos.org

Non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) have demonstrated great promise for neuroprosthetics and assistive devices. Here we aim to investigate methods to combine Electroencephalography (EEG) and functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) in an asynchronous Sensory Motor rhythm (SMR)-based BCI. We attempted to classify 4 different executed movements, namely, Right-Arm—Left-Arm—Right-Hand—Left-Hand tasks.


Read more here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146610

World Wide Mind: From Superstition to Science

Source: swarajyamag.com

In 15 years time, technology could enable a mind to search for, or “Google” for, the answer to any question, information about which, or the solution, is available in connected minds across the world.

Mind reading and thought control could be creepy topics. On the one hand, they conjure up images of black magic where adepts can look into a victim’s mind and then hurt him or otherwise control his behaviour without his knowledge, and on the other hand, we remember Pink Floyd and their defiant call to evade thought control in the classroom. Even Uri Geller’s celebrated demonstrations of bending spoons by thought, in the 1970s, was viewed very suspiciously by the scientific community.

Read more here: http://swarajyamag.com/magazine/the-world-wide-mind/

“Darwin”: China develops neuromorphic Chip based on Spiking Neural Networks

Source: eurekalert.org

Artificial Neural Network (ANN) is a type of information processing system based on mimicking the principles of biological brains, and has been broadly applied in application domains such as pattern recognition, automatic control, signal processing, decision support system and artificial intelligence. Spiking Neural Network (SNN) is a type of biologically-inspired ANN that perform information processing based on discrete-time spikes. It is more biologically realistic than classic ANNs, and can potentially achieve much better performance-power ratio.

Read more here: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-12/scp-csd122215.php

Brain-to-Brain-Communication via BCI

Source: inverse.com

As a researcher, I gotta say: Now is a really fun time to be involved in brain-to-brain communication. From the comfort of your own antiseptic research lab, you get to play video games with people in other billion-dollar research facilities, play word games with each other, and fire bursts of weird light into each other’s skulls.


Read more here: https://www.inverse.com/article/9306-think-telepathy-is-surreal-check-out-brain-to-brain-communication-in-action

North America is leading Global Market for BCI

Source: medgadget.com

A brain computer interface enables medical professionals and neurologists to record, manage, monitor, and translate the brain waves of patients into recordable data interpretations. Brain waves were discovered in the early 20th century by Dr. Hans Berger, which opened up the field of neuroscience completely. With technological advancements in computers, the ability to record and interpret brain waves and other brain activity has increased.


Read more here: http://www.medgadget.com/2015/12/global-brain-computer-interface-market-north-america-leading-global-market.html