Video Shows Paralyzed Man Move Hand with Brain Implant

April 13, 2016: Watch video in MIT Technology Review.  Doctors at the University of Ohio Medical Center have created a brain implant and a wearable sleeve which interface with one another and allow a paralyzed patient to move his arm, performing functional tasks such as swiping a credit card and holding a...

Podcast: Don’t Lie To Me

On this episode of Flash Forward, a podcast about the future, we explore a world in which humans wear an implantable device which detects lies and alerts the people around you to your lie. In the coming decades, human interactions could become shaped in a large part by technological...

Immortality Quest Aims to Preserve Brain 100 Years

February 5, 2015: Read article in Discovery News. Neuroscientists are pursuing new methods which could allow humans to preserve and then revive their brains long after the body has died. “I am virtually certain that mind uploading is possible,” neuroscientist and Brain Preservation Foundation president Ken Hayworth told Scientific American’s Michael Shermer recently. “We are destined to eventually replace our biological bodies and minds with optimally designed synthetic...

Australian Scientists to Begin Trialling Fully Implantable Bionic Eye

January 25, 2016: Read article in Science Alert. Scientists in Australia are set to begin trials of a new bionic eye system that’s expected to give patients vision several times better than current vision restoration technologies. Their device incorporates a camera built into a pair of glasses, which transmits visual stimuli to the brain via an...

Bionic Eye Sends Images Directly to the Brain

December 18, 2015: Read article in Discovery News. Researchers at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria, have developed a bionic eye, incorporating glasses, a pocket-sized transmitter, and a chip implanted in the brain. This device will allow the blind to see, and similar designs could permit non-blind individuals to enhance their...