Sunday, January 28, 2007

A new approach for a brain-machine interface


Conceptualizing a cyborg << Biosingularity: "Investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine describe the basis for developing a biological interface that could link a patient’s nervous system to a thought-driven artificial limb. Their conceptual framework - which brings together years of spinal-cord injury research - is published in the January issue of Neurosurgery."

New Scientist writes:
A "data cable" made from stretched nerve cells could someday help connect computers to the human nervous system. The modified cells should form better connections with human tissue than the metal electrodes currently used for purposes such as remotely controlling prosthetics (see Brain implant enables mind over matter).

1 Comments:

Anonymous Jonathan Moses Katcher said...

This is the right direction. Assembly should be founded on the biological framework which has worked for billions of years already. Trying to build everything atom by atom from the ground up with a perfected Feynman machine is a waste of time and resources.

Link about (inferior) STM and Feynman Machine:

http://metadatta.wordpress.com/2007/01/07/conrad-schneiker-the-bridge-between-feynman-and-binnig-rohrer/

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