A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly


Publication Title
MIT Technology Review
Publication/Creation Date
January 14 2015
Creators/Contributors
Antonio Regalado (creator)
Brown University (contributor)
Blackrock Microsystems (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. Electronic brain interfaces may give paralyzed people control over their environments. A few paralyzed patients could soon be using a wireless brain-computer interface able to stream their thought commands as quickly as a home Internet connection. After more than a decade of engineering work, researchers at Brown University and a Utah company, Blackrock Microsystems, have commercialized a wireless device that can be attached to a person’s skull and transmit via radio thought commands collected from a brain implant.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Brain
Augments
Thinking

Related Objects
Blackrock Microsystems
Date archived
April 10 2016
Last edited
October 19 2017
How to cite this entry
Antonio Regalado, Blackrock Microsystems. (January 14 2015). "A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly". MIT Technology Review. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/1567