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Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface. Human testing next!!!

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 12:41 AM

Researchers at Brown University have succeeded in creating the first wireless, implantable, rechargeable, long-term brain-computer interface. The wireless BCIs have been implanted in pigs and monkeys for over 13 months without issue, and human subjects are next.

Moving forward, the wireless BCI is very much a part of BrainGate — the Brown University research group that’s tasked with bringing these neurological technologies to humans. So far, the pinnacle of BrainGate’s work is a robotic arm controlled by a tethered BCI, which paralyzed patients can use to feed themselves (video embedded below). While the wireless BCI isn’t approve for human use (and there’s no indication that they’re seeking approval yet), it was designed specifically so that it should be safe for human use.


Interesting news, considering just a few days prior, another Science and Tech news gem dropped on us all:
One Rat Brain "Talks" To Another Using Electronic Link

We are in for interesting times ahead. Trans-Humanism, here we come, like it or not.

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:15 AM
This makes me think of Universal Soldier. Where do I sign up?

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:25 AM

Originally posted by sylent6
This makes me think of Universal Soldier. Where do I sign up?

Give it another decade or so. Although the tech is neutral at this point, and shows to be beneficial in many instances, such as helping the paralyzed,.........there are some scary things that can come from viruses, hijacking brains, Manchurian candidates, zombified, etc

We'll see soon. Front row seats!!!!

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 01:28 AM
reply to post by dominicus

I was just thinking that. Oh just imagine this falling in the wrong hands like the u.s. government. They would have a field day controlling the people or terrorist.

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 06:22 PM
I've got a four-step plan:

1. get implant
2. hire scientists
3. build awesome iron man-like armor
4. have more fun than should be allowed

posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 09:17 PM

Go easy on your ebes
edit on 5-3-2013 by loglady because: (no reason given)

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