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Paralyzed man controls robotic arm with his thoughts

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his...

Compass implant allows blind rat to ‘see’

By attaching a microstimulator and geomagnetic compass to the brains of blind rats, Japanese researchers have found that the animals can spontaneously learn to navigate through a...
Christina Tringides, a senior at MIT and member of the research team, holds a sample of the multifunction fiber produced using the group’s new methodology. Photo: Melanie Gonick/MIT

MIT’s multifunctional fiber implant could revolutionize neural prosthetics

Today’s cutting edge neural implants can passively read brain activity, actively stimulate or modulate neuronal firing, or precisely deliver drugs to a particular area when they are...

Wireless brain-computer interface streams thought commands with the speed of an Internet connection

Following more than a decade of engineering work, a wireless brain-computer interface could finally give paralyzed people the ability to control everyday devices like TVs, computers, or wheelchairs...

Soft and stretchable spinal cord implant mimics living nervous tissue

Swiss scientists have managed to create an elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord and restores the ability to walk in paralysed rats. Their elastic implant, called "e-Dura",...

Brain implant lets paralyzed man move hand with his thoughts

A paralyzed man implanted with a thought-reading microchip has regained the ability to move his fingers and hand using only his own thoughts."I never dreamed I would...

Stanford researcher invents safe way to charge implants deep in the body (video)

A Stanford researcher has developed a method for wirelessly charging deeply-implanted micro-electronics in the body. The research could lead to increased use of implants, allowing physicians to treat...

Spinal stimulation helps four patients overcome paralysis

Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical spinal stimulation. These patients are helping...

Bionic hand gives patient a real sense of touch (video)

Last February, Neurogadget reported that researchers at the University de Lausanne had begun clinical trials on a new generation of hand prosthetics. These prosthetics, unlike their predecessors,...

Monkeys in Nicolelis lab control both arms on a virtual avatar using just their...

The Nicolelis lab is turning science fiction into reality again by making it possible for two monkeys to control two virtual arms of a monkey avatar on a computer screen...
Braintech Israel one million dollar prize winner Braingate team with Shimon Peres

BrainGate team wins $1 million B.R.A.I.N. prize at BrainTech Israel 2013

Presented by Israeli President Shimon Peres, the one million dollar B.R.A.I.N. Prize was awarded to The BrainGate team led by Dr. John Donoghue (Brown University) and Dr. Arto Nurmikko, in recognition...
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False memories implanted into mice, optogenetics sheds light on practical applications

Research journal Science has recently published the results from a study where false memories have been implanted into mice by scientists at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit...
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Intelligent neural dust embedded in the brain could be the ultimate brain-computer interface

A recent theoretical paper has described a system concept termed ‘neural dust’- a miniaturized low power system to support brain–computer interfaces (BCI) and monitor the brain from inside....
TMR nerve enervation

DARPA’s cutting edge prosthesis research results in new nerve and muscle interfaces (video)

Artist's concept of Leaded Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (LIMES) to be used as a novel peripheral-interface technology with targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) Image credit: DARPA Last time we reported...
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Brain implants may restore human memory in the near future

Hippocampus, the part of the brain with a major role in forming long-term memoriesA memory device may be implanted in a small number of human volunteers within...

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