Rehabilitation Possibilities for Patients with severe Disabilities with the Help of BCI Technology

Source: medgadget.com

As the power technology grows alongside the abilities of human brain, humans are inching closer to being able to control one’s environment through thoughts. Transmitting signals to someone’s brain directly enabling them to see, hear, or feel specific sensory inputs had been in the realm of science fiction until recently. However, the latest advances in technology have made this possible in real. Brain computer interface (BCI) is thus developed to help severely disabled people effectively communicate information, operate their assistive devices with external help, and manipulate objects.

 

Read more here: http://www.medgadget.com/2016/09/brain-computer-interface-market-bci-technology-expected-to-facilitate-rehabilitating-patients-with-severe-disabilities.html

Collaborative Filtering for Brain-Computer Interaction with BCI

Source: psychology.unt.edu

In the CNS lab (UNT), brain-computer interfaces (BCIs; click here for example) allow for communication between a user’s brain and a given simulation (e.g., virtual worlds; adaptive virtual environments; video games). The BCIs are being applied in rehabilitation/training, neuropsychological assessment, and social cognitive neuroscience projects. Existing research in BCI applications includes two primary areas:

 

Read more here: http://psychology.unt.edu/cns-lab-parsons/research/brain-computer-interfaces

OpenBCI Newsletter September

Source: openbci.com

We hope you’ve been enjoying the warm Summer weather! As the season comes to an end, we want to update you on the latest news concerning OpenBCI. We have been working all Summer in some cool projects we wish to share with you! In addition, we made great developments in the design of both the Ganglion and the Mark IV. Due to the many things that came our way this Summer we have to delay the release date of the Ganglion and the Mark IV until November. You can read more about this below.

  1. Mark IV and Ganglion Release date
  2. Back to School Sale
  3. General Survey Link
  4. Ganglion Update
  5. Mark IV Update
  6. GUI V2 Update
  7. Freethink OpenBCI Episode
  8. IEEE Hackathon
  9. Summer Internship Recap and Highlights
  10. Web Developer Wanted

Read more here: http://openbci.com/community/september-newsletter/

BCI Training affects Brain Patterns of Stroke Patients

Source: journal.frontiersin.org

Background: Brain–computer interface (BCI) devices are being investigated for their application in stroke rehabilitation, but little is known about how structural changes in the motor system relate to behavioral measures with the use of these systems.

Objective: This study examined relationships among diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-derived metrics and with behavioral changes in stroke patients with and without BCI training.

Read more here: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00457/full

Dr. José del R. Millán: “Brain-Machine Interfaces: The Perception-Action Closed Loop”

Source: eecs.berkeley.edu

Future neuroprosthetics will be tightly coupled with the user in such a way that the resulting system can replace and restore impaired upper limb functions because controlled by the same neural signals than their natural counterparts. However, robust and natural interaction of subjects with sophisticated prostheses over long periods of time remains a major challenge. To tackle this challenge we can get inspiration from natural motor control, where goal-directed behavior is dynamically modulated by perceptual feedback resulting from executed actions.

Current brain-machine interfaces (BMI) partly emulate human motor control as they decode cortical correlates of movement parameters –from onset of a movement to directions to instantaneous velocity– in order to generate the sequence of movements for the neuroprosthesis.

 

Read more here: https://eecs.berkeley.edu/research/colloquium/160907

 

First human Brain-to-Brain Interface has been created

Source: extremetech.com

International researchers are reporting that they have built the first human-to-human brain-to-brain interface, allowing two humans — separated by the internet — to consciously communicate with each other, with no additional sensory cues. One researcher, attached to a brain-computer interface (BCI) in India, successfully sent words into the brain of another researcher in France, who was wearing a computer-to-brain interface (CBI).

 

Read more here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188883-the-first-human-brain-to-brain-interface-has-been-created-in-the-future-will-we-all-be-linked-telepathically

Brain-Computer Interfaces: Lab Experiments to Real-World Applications

Source: scitechconnect.elsevier.com

Progress in non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG)-based brain-computer interface (BCI) research, development and innovation has accelerated in recent years. New brain signal signatures for inferring user intent and more complex control strategies have been the focus of many recent developments. Major advances in recording technology, signal processing techniques and clinical applications, tested with patient cohorts as well as non-clinical applications have been reported.

 

Read more here: http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/brain-computer-interfaces-applications/

What Mind-Controlled Drones Mean for the Future of Digital Marketing

SOURCE: skyword.com

While most drones currently come with a video-game-style controller, one scientific study has taken drone operation technology one step further. It offers a look into a fascinating new territory that will shapecreative thinking and the future of digital marketing.

Panagiotis Artemiadis, director of the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab at Arizona State University, has demonstrated that it’s possible for us to control not just one but multiple drones with our minds.

Read more: http://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/creativity/what-mind-controlled-drones-mean-for-the-future-of-digital-marketing/

Interscatter enables inter-technology communication for implantable devices

A team of UW CSE and EE researchers introduce Interscatter, a novel approach that enables inter-technology communication by converting Bluetooth signals into Wi-Fi transmissions over the air. The system enables power-limited devices such as brain implants, contact lenses and credit cards to communicate with everyday devices such as smartphones and smartwatches. Through Interscatter, UW researchers demonstrate the potential to transform health care and unleash the power of ubiquitous connectivity. Learn more at http://interscatter.cs.washington.edu.

Cybathlon – watch the first Cyborg Olympics

Source: zmescience.com

Rio might just be the most dubious, tattered Olympics yet. Billions in blood money, a global Zika pandemic waiting to happen, corruption and scandal loom over the Brazilian city. And the headlines are getting more depressing every day. Not even FIFA comes close to this mockery.

So, if you’re of the same opinion as me, then you’ll be probably boycotting this event. What ZME Science suggest is you support a far more noble competition — the first edition of the Cybathlon.

 

Read more here: http://www.zmescience.com/science/first-cyborg-olympics/