Non-invasive BMI or brain machine interface is the version of interface used when only a temporary connection to the brain is required. It is the least accurate of the neuroprosthetic methods, dealing with general brainwaves that are dampened by passing through the skull. However, it is sensitive enough to perform general tasks, and gather non-specific information.
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Tracking people's every move using buildings packed with motion sensors is more effective than CCTV, and less invasive to privacy, say researchers who tried the technique on their own colleagues.
An ABC news broadcast soundbite concerning the BrainGate was released in early 2007. This forms the basis of a simple introduction bot to the system, and to the shortcomings of invasive brain interfaces.
A study undertaken by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has unearthed some rather startling data. It seems that standard PC and console gaming, may actually be a better tool for minimally invasive surgery, than the task-dedicated simulators currently used.
Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm, which is capable of interfacing with the wheelchair user's thoughts via a non-invasive neural interface.
Optogenetics is a novel field. Half brain interface, half genetic engineering. None the less, it is starting to make inroads as a means of non invasive writing back to the brain.
Virtual colonography is a relatively new field, which is completely non-invasive. A computed Topography (CT) scan is taken, where the body is invasively scanned into slices, which are then reconstituted into a 3D model of a person's colon, for a painless colonoscopy.
At The Entertainment Gathering on December 12th 2008, Tan Le, co-founder and president of Emotiv Systems, gave a live demo of EPOC, her non-invasive brain machine interface system.
In all the work we have done towards integrating robots into the health system and care systems respectively, one fundamental question has never really been asked. "How will humans in general react to their physical manipulation or space invasion by clearly intelligent, yet alien machinery?" Long overdue, its time to not anly ask that, but answer it as well.
In a strange twist of logic, endoscopic surgeons are starting to benefit from the technologies used in flight simulators. The task at hand is the development of a surgical simulator for minimally invasive surgery, that uses the standard endoscopic tools the surgeons would use in an actual surgery, and will use VR technology to add in full sensation.
Neuroprosthetics along with less invasive brain machine interfaces have really gone from strength to strength over the past decade. However, all of them are still detecting or modifying signals that are electrical in nature, whilst the brain itself is electrochemical. Now, from a rather unlikely source, comes the first evidence that a chemical detector and tracker is actually possible inside a complex multicellular structure.
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A new brain-computer interface (BCI) has enabled paralyzed people to move a cursor across a computer screen, not only by merely thinking about it, but also, with no invasive surgery.
This can be considered a step towards deve...
In the latest developments in brain-computer integration, Japanese automaker Honda has created a technology to use non-invasive brain monitoring to control how a robot moves.
In a video demonstration in Tokyo, brain signals d...
CeBIT is mainly a consumer products show but this year, it is to showcase the "mental typewriter," a brain to computer interface which translates thoughts into cursor movements on a computer screen. The user has 128 electrodes placed on t...
A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his brainwaves. The technique, demonstrated with a 56-year-old man who...
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) is nearing completion of their first prototype of ?SurgiCam,? a tiny surgical camera...