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Brain-Reading Implant Controls Arm By James Gallagher for BBC News 22 May 2015 A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading chip implanted in his brain. It allowed Erik Sorto, from California, to sip a drink unaided for the first time in 10 years. The...
DARPA Dreams: Cortical Modems and Neural RAMplants for Restoring Active Memory By John Hewitt for Extreme Tech 28 April 2015 A compelling encore to inventing the Internet appears more elusive for DARPA with each passing day. But what if they could put the Internet in your brain? That might turn...
In Brief: Robotics, Smart Textiles, Mental Remote Control, Electronic Implant By Célia Sampol for MedicalExpo magazine 28 April 2015 PLUSES AND MINUSES OF USING ROBOTICS IN GENERAL SURGERY The European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) recently came to an important consensus on the use of robotics in general surgery. Its...
Scientific Research, Development are Crucial to Utah’s Economic Future By A Scott Anderson for Extreme Tech 27 March 2015 Laura Seitz, Deseret News | Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative researchers showcase their most exciting projects and emerging technologies at the 2013 Innovation Fair at the Capitol in Salt Lake...
If A Single Neuron Fires in the Brain, Will Anyone See It? By Sam Brusco for Medical Design Technology magazine 5 March 2015 Let me introduce Andy Gotshalk, CEO of Blackrock NeuroMed. With almost 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, Gotshalk began as a field service engineer,...
Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind By Nick Stockton for Wired 5 March 2015 Jan Scheuermann uses a mind-controlled robot arm to eat a chocolate bar.(UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) ALL JAN SHEUERMANN wanted to do was feed herself some chocolate. She ended...
Control Your Home With a Brain Implant By John Cusack for Geek Reply 25 January 2015 The headline seems a bit arrogant and unreal, but researchers at Brown University have teamed up with Blackrock Microsystems and actually made a brain implant which can remotely control various devices in your home....
A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly By Antonio Regalado for MIT Technology Review 14 January 2015 A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. A wireless brain interface uses the head-worn transmitter, shown. A few paralyzed patients could soon...
For Utah Tech Startup, Federal Funding Proved Risky By Kristen Moulton for The Salt Lake Tribune 10 January 2015 Blackrock Microsystems nearly went bankrupt when gridlock took hold in Washington. Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Florian Solzbacher, President of Blackrock Microsystems, talks about the tiny electrodes Blackrock makes...
New Brain Implant Tech from Blackrock is Making ‘Mind Over Matter’ a Reality By John Hewitt for Extreme Tech 18 December 2014 In 2012 quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann had two electrode arrays implanted in her brain’s left motor cortex. Within a week, she could use the implant to move a prosthetic...