Browsing Category: BCI

TMS + VR for sensory, motor skill recovery after stroke

EPFL’s Michela Bassolino has used transcranial magnetic stimulation to create hand sensations when combined with VR. By stimulating the motor cortex,  subjects’ hand muscles  were activated, and involuntary short movements were induced. In a recent study, when subjects observed a virtual hand moving at the same time and in a similar manner to their own […]

Phillip Alvelda: More intelligent; less artificial | ApplySci @ Stanford

Cortical founder and former DARPA NESD program manager Phillip Alvelda discusses AI and the brain at ApplySci’s Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley conference on February 26-27, 2018 at Stanford University: Join ApplySci at the 9th Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Boston conference – September 25, 2018 at the MIT Media […]

Software records, organizes, analyzes 1 million neurons in real-time

Martin Garwicz and Lund University colleagues have developed a novel method for recording, organizing, and analyzing enormous amounts of neurohysiological data  from  implanted brain computer interfaces. The technology simultaneously acquires data from 1 million neurons in real time. It converts spike data and sends it for processing and storage on conventional systems. Subject feedback is provided in […]

Closed loop EEG/BCI/VR/physical therapy system to control gait, prosthetics

Earlier this year, University of Houston’s Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal developed a closed-loop BCI/EEG/VR/physical therapy system to control gait as part of a stroke/spinal cord injury rehab program.  The goal was to promote and enhance cortical involvement during walking. In a study, 8 subjects walked on a treadmill while watching an avatar and wearing a 64 […]

Direct brain path for sight, sound via implanted microscope

Rice University’s Jacob Robinson, with Yale and Columbia colleagues, are developing FlatScope — a flat, brain implanted microscope that monitors and triggers neurons which are modified to be fluorescent when active. While capturing greater detail than current brain probes, the microscope also goes through deep levels that illustrate  sensory input processing — which they hope to […]