Posts Tagged ‘Electrodes’

New device lets paralyzed man move his arm with just his thoughts

A paralyzed 56-year-old Cleveland man has purportedly become the first person ever to regain the use of his hand and arm with the assistance of a brain-computer interface, according to new led by doctors from Case Western Reserve University and two Ohio-based hospitals. The patient’s name is Bill Kochevar, and according to NPR, he was […]

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Brain-computer interface lets ALS patient communicate with her family

An ALS patient who received a brain implant at University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in the Netherlands has reportedly become the first person with the neurodegenerative condition to use this technology to communicate with family, friends, and caregivers in her own home. The feat, detailed this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, is […]

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Implant allows paralyzed man to feel again

From Amy Ellis Nutt at Washington Post: For the first time, scientists have helped a paralyzed man experience the sense of touch in his mind-controlled robotic arm. For the cutting-edge experiment, a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, electrodes smaller than a grain of sand were implanted in […]

Can Electricity Stimulate Your Brain To Work Faster?

A widely-used ‘brain stimulation’ tool has no effect on the speed of the brain’s responses, according to a new study from Australian neuroscientists Jared Horvath et al.

The technique of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) involves attachi…

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