In a study in the Journal of Neural Engineering, researchers in the BrainGate
collaboration demonstrated new techniques that allowed three participants to achieve peak brain-computer interface performance within 3 minutes of engaging in an easy, one-step process.
They cited Intel's prediction that there will be "practical computer-brain interfaces" by 2020 and the current research by the BrainGate
team at Brown University.
Saver has been a consultant to BrainGate
, Covidien, Grifols, and Stryker and has received research support from Covidien, Lundbeck, and Stryker.
One is from the studies that have been done by BrainGate
with people who are quadriplegic but whose brain is intact.
Nine others, including people in the advanced stages of ALS, have undergone similar tests in a closely related study, called BrainGate
. Another four "locked-in" patients, unable to move or speak, have regained some ability to communicate thanks to a different type of electrode developed by a Georgia company called Neural Signals.
Pasea la mirada por los escaparates: televisores con pantallas de dos metros cuadrados que muestran la misma pelicula documental, hologramas de mujeres o de coches, computadoras sin teclado, pelucas biologicas; un quiosco de prensa ("Hillary Clinton se plantea presentarse a las elecciones democratas", "Manana se clausuran los Juegos Olimpicos de Marraquech", "El Braingate
y el eterno problema de los nuevos"); un comercio de articulos de limpieza, una delegacion de loteria, un videoclub, una casa de apuestas, una floristeria, un supermercado de tecnomascotas, una agencia de trabajo temporal.
The brain-machine interface that allowed Hutchinson to direct a robotic arm (right) with her thoughts, called BrainGate
, was created by building upon decades of studies.
The ongoing clinical trial, is evaluating the safety and feasibility of an investigational device called the BrainGate
neural interface system.
Doctors see the experimental implant, called BrainGate
, as a first step towards devices that can bypass damage to the nervous system, allowing paralysed people to regain control of their limbs.
The trial, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, is evaluating the safety and feasibility of an investigational device called the BrainGate
neural interface system.
Other studies focus on the BrainGate
, a remarkable technology that shows promise as an upper-limb prosthetic control system and as a means of enabling patients with paralysis to accomplish various tasks--such as controlling a computer cursor--solely through their thoughts.
Neural Interface System, currently in pilot clinical testing, enables a person with quadriplegia to use his/her own brain signals, or thoughts about moving, to control a computer cursor to perform a wide range of self-directed activities, including communication and speech software, telephones, a television or lights, and even a wheelchair.