Friday, November 14, 2008

Brain Computer Interface (BCI)

A few weeks ago I caught an amazing story on 60 minutes. It covered technology that allows computers to be controlled by brainwaves. Just one application will be for amputees to control bionic limbs.

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) work by wearing a cap with electrodes or by implanting electrodes directly into the brain.

Here is a video clip of a monkey with implanted electrodes controlling a robotic arm:




If you haven't seen it go watch the full 60 minutes piece here (12 minutes long):

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