brain implant

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brain im·plant

(brān im'plant)
Any substance or structure that is placed surgically intracranially.

brain implant

Any substance, tissue, or object placed surgically in the brain.
See also: implant
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The goal of the company is to create brain implants that can treat devastating injuries and illnesses, like spinal injuries and Alzheimer's.
BCIs have been shown to achieve good performance for controlling robotic devices using only the signals sensed from brain implants. When robotic devices can be controlled with high precision, they can be used to complete a variety of daily tasks.
However, BCIs that use noninvasive external sensing, rather than brain implants, receive "dirtier" signals, leading to current lower resolution and less precise control.
Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI) has been shown to achieve good performance for controlling robotic devices using only the signals sensed from brain implants. When robotic devices can be controlled with high precision, they can be used to complete a variety of daily tasks.
The replacement of mobile devices with direct connectivity through brain implants, powered by thought -- able to upload skills and knowledge in return - and the impact of this on individual consciousness and privacy of thought
It is hoped that the techniques could, in the future, be used for brain implants to control prosthetic limbs using a miniaturised laser holography system which the user could fit into a backpack.
Thanks to extensive brain implants, space cadet Dom enjoys a perfect memory.
Could eye and brain implants lead to the screen disappearing altogether?
Consider this: brain implants are a reality today, and in only a few years many of us will be implanted with interactive AI ourselves.
Rezai has been a significant leader in the novel and innovative use of brain implants for treating Parkinson's disease, obsessivecompulsive disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury.
"We live in a time now where we're already creating these brain implants that will cure diseases, things like epilepsy, Parkinsons or Alzheimers," said Spurlock.
But I did just see that Elon Musk is starting a company to develop brain implants to "help us think better." Uh-oh.