Category: Computer-Brain Interfaces

Chinese schools scanning children’s brains to see if they are concentrating

Chinese schools scanning children’s brains to see if they are concentrating

Chris Baynes | The Independent | Source URL Headbands that monitor concentration by reading brain signals have been trialled on thousands of Chinese schoolchildren. The devices could soon be used on millions of students across China, according to the US tech company which designed them. Massachusetts-based start-up BrainCo says its […]

Unlimited Tomorrow shows off incredible 3D-printed prosthetic arm for kids that uses advanced muscle sensors to control hand motion and matches ANY skin tone

Unlimited Tomorrow shows off incredible 3D-printed prosthetic arm for kids that uses advanced muscle sensors to control hand motion and matches ANY skin tone

Cheyenne MacDonald | The Daily Mail | Source URL A new lower-cost method for creating high-tech prosthetics aims to make the devices much more accessible to amputees around the world – especially children. New York-based prosthetics company Unlimited Tomorrow unveiled its amazing 3D-printed prosthetic arm at CES this week. The […]

Google’s Project Soli that lets you control devices by moving your fingers in thin air is one step closer to reality after US approval

Google’s Project Soli that lets you control devices by moving your fingers in thin air is one step closer to reality after US approval

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL A Google project that will allow users to control their devices using their fingers in thin air is one step closer to reality after receiving approval from US authorities.  Called Project Soli, the system identifies subtle finger movements using radar built […]

New wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ prevents seizures with fine-tuned stimulation – and adapts itself in real time to the patient’s needs

New wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ prevents seizures with fine-tuned stimulation – and adapts itself in real time to the patient’s needs

The Daily Mail | Source URL A wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could offer new treatment for neurological disorders. The WAND, developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering ‘fine-tuned’ treatments for patients […]

Want to replace painful memories with happy ones? ‘Total Recall’ technology will soon let scientists tweak our brain waves… but it may allow cyber criminals to ‘steal’ our minds

Want to replace painful memories with happy ones? ‘Total Recall’ technology will soon let scientists tweak our brain waves… but it may allow cyber criminals to ‘steal’ our minds

Steven Adams | The Daily Mail | Source URL It’s a dream long held by science-fiction writers: that one day we will be able to erase painful memories and create happy ones. But now scientists at Oxford University say that fiction is closer to reality than we might have thought. […]

Your THOUGHTS could be your next password, researchers say

The Conversation | Source URL Your brain is an inexhaustible source of secure passwords – but you might not have to remember anything. Passwords and PINs with letters and numbers are relatively easily hacked, hard to remember and generally insecure. Biometrics are starting to take their place, with fingerprints, facial […]

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Courtney Humphries | MIT Technology Review | Source URL Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the CEO that they both hope could […]

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | SourceURL The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says. The U.S. military’s top intelligence officer is increasingly worried about China’s research into “human performance enhancement,” including efforts to merge human and machine intelligence. It’s […]

Criminals could have reduced sentences if they agree to electrical brain stimulation that MAKES them feel guilty, neuroscientist says

Criminals could have reduced sentences if they agree to electrical brain stimulation that MAKES them feel guilty, neuroscientist says

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Brain stimulation could change the morality of criminals so they are forced to feel remorseful about their crime, according to a cognitive neuroscientist. Convicted criminals could have years shaved off their custodial sentences if they agree to have electrical stimulation therapy […]