An innovative new clinical trial seeks to explore how the brain adapts to bionic arms in children born without limbs. The study aims to improve prosthetics mastery in children.
Researchers created a form of artificial vision for a blind woman with the aid of a brain implant position in the visual cortex. The results pave the way for the creation of visual brain prosthetics to help the blind to regain sight.
A newly developed bionic arm combines motor control with touch and hand movement sensations, allowing those with upper-arm amputations to behave and react as though they haven't lost their limb.
MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.
"Neurograins" brain-computer interfaces independently record electrical impulses and send signals wirelessly to a central hub that coordinates and processes the signals.
A new touch-sensing glove can feel pressure and other tactile stimuli, researchers report. The glove has applications for those with motor function disorders and could be adapted from virtual reality gaming experiences.
A new brain-machine interface allows wearers to wirelessly control a wheelchair or robotic arm by simply imagining an action. The neuroprosthesis could help improve the quality of life for those with disabilities.
A new study warns of potential social, ethical, and legal consequences of brain-machine interfaces and other technologies that interact with the human brain.
A newly developed speech neuroprosthesis has restored a voice to a severely paralyzed man. The technology translates signals from the brain to the vocal tracts, generating words on a screen.