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Blackrock Microsystems powers experimental system that enabled patients with paralysis to type fast and accurately in a clinical trial SALT LAKE CITY (February 21, 2017) – A team led by two researchers from Stanford University recently reported a breakthrough powered by Blackrock Microsystems’ technology: The scientists implanted a brain-computer-interface (BCI)...
Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is being displayed at the London Science Museum LONDON (February 7, 2017) – Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is a crucial part of an exhibition in the London Science Museum, highlighting the work being done by Grégoire Courtine and his team at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne...
Obama fist-bumps Blackrock technology empowered patient October 14, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (October 14, 2016)—Blackrock Microsystems’ technology has again been part of a groundbreaking medical achievement: Nathan Copeland had his sense of touch restored via a Utah Array-controlled robotic hand – and fist-bumped Obama with it. “It’s amazing. Pretty cool....
Blackrock announces winners of 2016 travel awards Blackrock Microsystems recognizes the importance of innovative research at all stages of an academic career. Collaboration and the exchange of ideas are critical if we want to move the field of neuroscience research forward. Therefore, Blackrock encourages the participation in scientific meetings around the...
SALT LAKE CITY (May 18 2016)-Blackrock Microsystems, the leading worldwide provider of enabling tools for the neuroscience, neural-engineering and neuro-prosthetics research and clinical community, has been proudly awarded with the 2016 Best of State Award for Science and Technology.
SALT LAKE CITY (May 10, 2016)—From June 15 - 17, Blackrock will be organizing a hands-on electrophysiology workshop in its headquarters in Salt Lake City. Scientists will have the opportunity to optimize their experiment setups, find solutions to research struggles and to receive hands-on training of complicated ephys set ups.
SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2016)—The technology of Blackrock Microsystems has been part of a medical sensation: 24-year-old Ian Burkhart, who is paralyzed from the shoulders down as a result of a diving accident when he was 19, managed to move his hand again. Ian had been implanted Blackrock’s Utah Array by researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus who are working on reanimation technologies. The actual hand movement was made possible by Battelle’s neural bypass technology.
SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 13, 2015)—Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it will feature the CerePlex W, a new digital, wireless brain-interface, at this week's Society for Neuroscience Conference (SfN), the world's largest gathering of brain researchers, in Washington, D.C. "We are committed to providing neuroscientists with the most cutting-edge tools to enable research previously thought impossible," said Florian Solzbacher, Ph.D., president of Blackrock Microsystems. "SfN attendees can experience firsthand why Blackrock leads the electrophysiology research industry."
SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 18, 2014)—Neuroscience research has gone wireless. Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it has struck an agreement with Brown University to license and commercialize a wireless neural activity monitoring system that will liberate neuroscientists from the cumbersome wires and cables that have burdened their research for decades. The journal Neuron just published a paper on a wireless neurosensor from the Neuroengineering Laboratory at Brown, which significantly outperforms all other wireless sensors currently on the market. Related to that paper, senior author Arto Nurmikko commented, "This device enables new types of neuroscience experiments with vast amounts of brain data wirelessly and continuously streamed from brain microcircuits."
SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 2, 2014)—This weekend, a handshake marked the opening of Blackrock Microsystems LLC's new European headquarters in Hanover, Germany. But this was no ordinary handshake. Instead, Olaf Lies, the Lower Saxony minister of economics, labor, and transport, grasped an amputee's bionic hand developed and manufactured by German prosthetics firm Ottobock. Blackrock's revolutionary brain and peripheral neural interface technology enables intuitive control of such next-generation prosthetics.
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