Building robots at the micron scale is tricky, particularly when it comes to designing small-scale ‘actuators’ – the motors that allow robots to move. Conventional actuators don’t work at such a small scale, and new actuators that do work use mechanisms like magnetism and are difficult to integrate with traditional silicon based micro-electronics. Now a […]
BrainCo is a U.S. based start-up focused on developing non-invasive brain-computer interfaces. Their technology can be used for improving students’ and athletes’ performances, as well as to have fun on a toy race track. Watch the video to learn more about BrainCo’s award-winning products. #engineering #innovation
Bin He, department head and professor of biomedical engineering, discusses his research in brain-computer interfaces, how it integrates engineering, machine learning, and neural science, and how they can help people.
The first endovascular neural interface, the Stentrode™ is a minimally invasive implantable brain device that can interpret signals from the brain for patients with paralysis. Implanted via the jugular vein, the #Stentrode is placed inside the #brain in the command-control center, known as the motor cortex, but without the need for open brain surgery. The […]
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria and the toxins they produce. Berta Esteban-Fernández de Ávila and Professor Joseph Wang from the Department of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego describe the project in this video. Full story: http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=2550
A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.
Katie Gant, Ph.D., a researcher at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Department of Biomedical Engineering, works with a research subject to develop a neuroprosthetic brain-machine interface. Electrical signals generated in the person’s brain are measured by a wireless EEG headset and sent to a computer, where signals are decoded in real-time. Electrical stimulation […]
This week Reactions takes a look at some byte-size science. Nanomachines have some very tiny chemistry at play with some big results. Nanomachines – including nano-sized motors, rockets and even cars – are many orders of magnitude smaller than a human cell, but they have huge promise. In the future, they could deliver drugs anywhere […]