Category: ‘Assistive Technology’
Posted on December 7th, 2021
‘Don’t want to raise hopes unreasonably, but I’m increasingly convinced that this could be done’
Elon Musk has said he does not want to “raise hopes unreasonably” but is “increasingly confident” his brain-machine interface startup Neuralink will have its first implant devices in humans by 2022.
Posted on July 23rd, 2021
Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say.
Posted on May 14th, 2021
Artificial intelligence, interpreting data from a device placed at the brain’s surface, enables people who are paralyzed or have severely impaired limb movement to communicate by text.
Stanford University investigators have coupled artificial-intelligence software with a device, called a brain-computer interface, implanted in the brain of a man with full-body paralysis. The software was able to decode information from the BCI to quickly convert the man’s thoughts about handwriting into text on a computer screen.
Posted on November 15th, 2020
Multi-center U.S. trial shows exoskeleton training is safe, feasible, and effective across wide spectrum of individuals with mobility deficits caused by traumatic spinal cord injury.
East Hanover, NJ. November 12, 2020. Exoskeletal-assisted walking is safe, feasible, and effective in individuals disabled by spinal cord injury, according to the results of a federally funded multi-site randomized clinical trial. The article, “Mobility skills with exoskeletal-assisted walking in persons with SCI: Results from a three-center randomized clinical trial” (doi: 10.3389/frobt.2020.00093), was published August 4, 2020 in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
Posted on September 2nd, 2020
In a live demonstration, Elon Musk revealed that Neuralink has successfully installed a working brain-to-machine interface inside a pig.