New Neurological Implant Could Let Humans Control Everything from Prosthetics to Computers


Publication Title
Popular Mechanics
Publication Date
February 9 2016
Creators/Contributors
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA (contributor)
University Of Melbourne (contributor)
Nicholas Opie (creator)
Jay Bennett (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have developed a new device that can be implanted into a blood vessel next to the brain's motor cortex to record high-quality neural signals. These types of signals have been successfully translated into movement commands for bionic prosthetics and exoskeletons in pre-clinical trials, and hypothetically, this sort of neural activity could be translated into commands for a variety of computer systems.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Location on Body
Brain
Augments
Treating, Living
Marketing Keywords
University Of Melbourne, DARPA

How to cite this entry
Nicholas Opie, Jay Bennett. (February 9 2016). "New Neurological Implant Could Let Humans Control Everything from Prosthetics to Computers". Popular Mechanics. Fabric of Digital Life. http://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/1513