Scientists have reported a brain-to-brain interface (BTBI) that enabled a real-time transfer of behaviorally meaningful sensorimotor information between the brains of two rats to create a computational unit out of two brains.
The FDA’s green light for Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System gives hope to those blinded by a rare genetic eye condition called advanced retinitis pigmentosa, which damages the light-sensitive cells that line the retina. Read the rest of this entry…
While the first visual prosthetic is approaching the market, a few new retinal/cortical implants are in the wings. Argus II became the first commercially available visual prosthesis seeking to receive approval to reach the market in the United States by late 2012.
Advances in brain-computer interfaces, restorative neurotechnology, and assistive robot technology reported in Nature by the BrainGate2 collaboration of researchers, allowed two people with tetraplegia to reach for and grasp objects in three-dimensional space using robotic arms that they controlled directly with brain activity.