When designing neuroprosthetic devices for users to control with their thoughts, engineers must take into account the sensory information brains collect from the environment and how it gets processed.
A new silicone ‘skin’ contains electronics that mimic the human body’s lightning-fast response to pain, potentially paving the way for smart prosthetics that can detect painful sensations.
Study shows that multiple body parts can make use of the brain’s ‘hand area’ in people with only one hand.
The next generation of neuroprosthetics could communicate directly with the brain to tackle diseases such as epilepsy and blindness.
Could the not-too-distant future hold “brain chip” technologies that we could all use to enhance our memories to the point of perfection? Not so fast: there are big benefits to forgetting.