brain-computer interface

Whether it’s the music that was playing on the radio when you met your partner or the first song your baby daughter smiled to, for many of us, music is a core part of life. And it’s no wonder – there is considerable scientific evidence that foetuses experience sounds while in the womb, meaning music… Read more

A recently published paper calls for longitudinal clinical studies to show the stroke rehabilitation benefits of individual therapies as well as the use of multiple complementary therapies used in combination over long time periods. Personalized neurotechnology-aided rehabilitation of the arm could improve recovery in severe chronic stroke patients according to the paper. Neurotechnology-based therapies, including… Read more

An augmented reality interface system could help people with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks. Such tasks might include feeding and performing routine personal care tasks such as scratching an itch and applying skin lotion. The web-based interface displays a “robot’s eye view” of surroundings… Read more

Getting robots to do things isn’t easy: Usually, scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans communicate via language. But what if we could control robots more intuitively, using just hand gestures and brainwaves? A new system spearheaded by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)… Read more

Brain oscillations move rhythmically across the brain, reflecting patterns of neuronal activity that propagate across the neocortex, biomedical engineers at Columbia University have found. The coordination of neural activity across widespread brain networks is essential for human cognition. Researchers have long assumed that oscillations in the brain, commonly measured for research purposes, brain-computer interfacing, and… Read more