Handwriting Without a Hand - How Researchers Restored Handwriting to a Paralyzed Man with a BCI
On May 12, 2021, researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical center published research showing a 65-year-old man suffering from paralysis typing up to 90 characters per minute using just his mind! This is a huge leap forward for Neurotechnology, and we couldn’t help but cover it!
Monkey MindPong: How Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Video Games With His Mind
On April 8th, 2021 Neuralink posted a video to their youtube channel showing one of their subject monkeys, Pager, playing pong… with his mind! This is the first published application of Neuralink’s device working as a brain-computer interface. This video gives some background into Neuralink, explains how the device works, and why it is so special!
Is the Matrix Possible?
The Matrix captured the imaginations of millions when it was released in 1999, but one question has plagued the minds of its viewers: could The Matrix really exist? Is it possible that the brain-computer interfaces we see in this movie allow people to experience a lifelike simulation? This week, Harrison and Colin discuss the plausibility of this type of brain-computer interface and draw connections to technology similar to already existing technology.
About The BCI Guys
Harrison and Colin (The BCI Guys) are neurotech researchers and entrepreneurs dedicated to creating a brain-controlled future! Neurotechnology and brain-computer interfaces are devices that allow users to control machines with their thoughts and interact with technology in new ways. This revolutionary technology will change life as we know it, and soon will be as common as the touchscreen on your smartphone. Join us in learning about the brain-controlled future!
The Why of Neuralink
Elon Musk talks about why he created Neuralink. Audio from their 2019 August launch event.
Neuralink: Stream Music to Your Brain?!
This week Colin and Harrison talk about Neuralink, and the feasibility of streaming music directly to the brain using invasive methods. Make sure to subscribe to get more brain-computer interface news and media, and don’t forget to comment down below with any questions!