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A smart port for the brain

A smart port for the brain

Researchers are creating a smart port to the brain that will use artificial intelligence to selectively stimulate tissue regrowth and seizure intervention.

Neurofeedback to help those who wear prostheses

Neurofeedback to help those who wear prostheses

Transmitting sensory signals from prostheses to the nervous system helps leg amputees to perceive prosthesis as part of their body.

Bionic touch does not remap the brain

Bionic touch does not remap the brain

Neuroscientists have demonstrated that the brain does not remap itself even with long-term bionic limb use, posing challenges for the development of realistic prosthetic limbs.

Hydrogels may make enduring glucose-monitoring implants

Hydrogels may make enduring glucose-monitoring implants

Scientists have designed a hydrogel membrane that may be used to house optical glucose sensing materials toward building a biosensor for monitoring sugar levels in diabetics.

Quadriplegic controls two prosthetics with thoughts

Quadriplegic controls two prosthetics with thoughts

Researchers have enabled a quadriplegic man to control a pair of prosthetic arms with his mind.

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

More researchers and companies are moving into the brain-computer interfaces, yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.

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