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Utah Innovation Empowers International Collaboration to Achieve Natural Hearing Restoration Utah Array Moves from Brain to Auditory Nerve, Making Hearing Restoration Possible SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, March 19, 2019 – Blackrock Microsystems LLC (Blackrock), manufacturer of neural connectivity technologies, including the Utah Array and Utah Slant Array, announced today that...
Degrees of Freedom A scientist’s work linking minds and machines helps a paralyzed woman escape her body. By Raffi Khatchadourian November 19, 2018 For eighteen years, Jan Scheuermann has been paralyzed from the neck down. She is six feet tall, and she spends all day and all night in a...
Blackrock Microsystems on HBO VICE for Brain Control Interface By HBO VICE 5 October 2018 “This is my footprint in the sands of time when I finally pass away … “ Dennis Degray – BCI Patient Stanford University What a compelling statement underscoring why we do what we do here...
Playing Piano With a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm By Quartz 01 June 2018 Johnny Matheny plays piano with his mind-controlled robotic arm–the first to be taken home by a patient for testing. The first person to live with a mind-controlled robotic arm is teaching himself piano. Johnny Matheny has spent the...
Brain Implants Allow Paralysed Patients to Move Limbs By Sarah Murray for the Financial Times  04 March 2018 Prosthetics controlled by human thought via computer show promise in clinical trials Bill Kochevar was able to reach with his paralysed arm and hand in a clinical trial last year © CASE...
How to Control a Machine Using Your Mind By Emma Woollacott Technology of Business reporter for BBC  2 February 2018 Imagine being able to make a machine do your bidding with your thoughts alone, no button pressing, typing, screen tapping or fumbling with remote controls, just brain power. Well, this sci-fi...
Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Are Progressing Faster Than We Could Imagine By Mario L. Major for Interesting Engineering  27 November 2017 Innovative approaches to brain-controlled prosthetics were on full display at the annual Neuroscience 2017 meeting. JHU Applied Physics Laboratory A number of studies presented at the Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting...
New Robotic Hand Named After Luke Skywalker Helps Amputee Touch and Feel Again By William Wan for The Washington Post  15 November 2017 A volunteer in the experiment clasps his hands together and can feel one hand with the other for the first time since his left hand was amputated....
Penn’s Restoring Active Memory Project Adds Task and Patient Data to Publicly Available Human Brain Dataset By Michele W. Berger for PennNews  1 November 2017 Penn researchers Michael Kahana and Daniel Rizzuto, who run the Restoring Active Memory project, incorporated data from a new spatial-memory task called “Treasure Hunt” (above)....
Utah Scientists Believe They Can Implant a Chip That Would Allow a Paralyzed Person to Drive a Car Using Only His or Her Mind By Robert Gehrke for The Salt Lake Tribune  09 October 2017 (Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Florian Solzbacer, president-executive chairman of Blackrock shows the...