Category Archive for "Brain"

For uncontrolled tremor, ultrasound instead of brain surgery?

Patients with uncontrolled shaking caused by a condition called essential tremor may get relief with a new noninvasive ultrasound procedure, a study finds. The movement disorder involves involuntary tremors in the hands or feet, and sometimes the voice is shaky,

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Using robotics to improve brain assessments

Clinicians have always had to rely on a patient’s behaviour and movement to diagnose a brain injury or track the impact of neurological diseases. Today, with advanced technology, clinician-scientists have a more precise window on brain function and they are

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‘Brain training’ technique restores feeling and movement to paraplegic patients

Eight paraplegics – some of them paralysed for more than a decade by severe spinal cord injury – have been able to move their legs and feel sensation, after help from an artificial exoskeleton, sessions using virtual reality (VR) technology

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Rebuilding the brain: Using AI, electrodes, and machine learning to bridge gaps in the human nervous system

Parallels have been drawn between the human brain and the computer since technology’s earliest days. One day, however, computing could be used to help brains damaged by traumatic events like a stroke to work once again. Like a computer, the

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We’re inching closer to building an ‘artificial brain’ that can perform work 24/7

We’re inching closer to building an artificial brain. Or so says Neil Jacobstein, an AI expert who has consulted on projects for the U.S. military, GM, and Ford, at Exponential Finance — a two-day conference on AI and robotics sponsored

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Brain Chip Gives Paralyzed Man Control Of His Hand

A paralyzed man has regained partial use of his right hand after a chip was implanted into his brain. Ian Burkhart, 24, has been quadriplegic for the last five years after diving into shallow water. In a world first, electronic

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Using new technology to map signals in the brain

Sensors based on nanothreads that are superconducting in liquid nitrogen are offering new ways of measuring activity in the brain. In the future, the technique may revolutionize brain research and add to our knowledge of how stress affects us, for

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Hack Your Brain to Improve Your Health

The next frontier for the tech sector is the human brain. A new breed of neuro-hacker is finding ways to capture and manipulate brainwaves to improve health, with potential to help the severely handicapped. A number of the innovations were

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