The Ultimate Interface: Your Brain

The Ultimate Interface: Your BrainThe final frontier of digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like it’s possible.

You’ve probably read bits and pieces about brain implants and prostheses. Let me give you the big picture. […]


How wireless medical implants will change medicine

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Strap on a Fitbit (see disclosure) and you can track your physical activity and sleep patterns over weeks, months and years, generating long-term personal data and potential health insights that otherwise might have been missed. But what if there was a personal health tracker that could go deeper? That’s the promise […]


the power and promise of neural implants

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In 2007, in the middle of a 12-hour nursing shift at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, Rebecca Serdans noticed something was wrong. “It always starts with pain,” she says — a hot, radiating pain growing from the base of her skull. Serdans suffers from a neurological disorder called dystonia […]


Magnetically steerable, injectable microrobots could help treat blindness

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When special places, like the interior of the eye, are in trouble special robots are needed. To deal with problems, intraocular implants have been developed that slowly release drugs near the retina.[…]

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