Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a revolutionary brain-machine interface to restore a sense of independence to the disabled. The research, which shows that it’s now possible to remotely control a robot from home with one’s thoughts, produced excellent results in both human and technical terms.
A neuroprosthetic implant developed by EPFL scientists can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation. The soft cybernetic implant, which fuses electronics with biology, extracted cortical states in freely behaving animals for brain-machine interface and delivered electrochemical spinal neuromodulation that restored locomotion after paralyzing spinal cord injury.
In the journal Neuron, scientists in a collaboration led by Brown University describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data.
Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI) research has already permitted apparently “magic” demonstrations of the power of advanced neurotechnology. BCI research is now picking up speed – and significant funding. All seems to indicate that the next decade will see the beginning of a Golden Age of neurotechnology, with breathtaking implications. We may soon be able to drive our car by thought alone as foreseen by Nissan researchers and develop artificial telepathy between persons far away. Like today’s cell phones – but implanted in [...]
Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan, came up with a breathtaking concept for the car of the future – the Infiniti Synaptiq, a wearable flying racecar that you can control with your mind, Neurogadget reports.
The Synaptiq concept was submitted to a design challenge at the 2014 LA Auto Show about “Sensing the future.” The competitors were also asked, “How will cars interact with us in 2029?”
The Synaptiq is less a car and more of a set of interlocking pieces. The car integrates augmented reality, 3D hologram and wearable technologies as part of the futuristic everyday driving experience. The Synaptiq’s [...]