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  • OCZ's NIA brain-computer interface gets reviewed

    OCZ's NIA brain-computer interface gets reviewed

    Hot Hardware has had their little hands on one of OCZ’s “Neural Impulse Actuator” doodads for a while and they’ve decided to drop a surprisingly positive review on us. Words cannot describe how skeptical I am of the concept, having studied neuroimaging a bit, but behind the highfalutin nonsense in which the NIA is wrapped, there is a limited capacity for coolness that I… Read More

  • Bionic Woman, 50, is faster, better, and stronger than your mom

    Bionic Woman, 50, is faster, better, and stronger than your mom

    At the end of this month, after 20 years of operations, all of Eileen Brown major joints except her right elbow will be man made. She has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since she was in her 20s; now 49, she hopes to get her new replacement left hip before her 50th birthday. She had this to say when he got her right hip replaced: “Most people are stuck in bed for about two weeks after… Read More

  • Bionic Body Shop (HQ version) – reminds me of Syndicate

    Bionic Body Shop (HQ version) – reminds me of Syndicate

    That’s what this bionic shopping center simulation reminded me of. Man, Bullfrog was way ahead of its time. This is a cool little flash demo showing some of the many cybernetic parts that are available or forthcoming to the human race. Bionic eyes, exoskeletons, robot arms, and all. There are links within the flash demo to more in-depth articles on teh subjects and IEEE Spectrum is a good… Read More

  • Japan's first on-brain interface being researched at Osaka University

    Japan's first on-brain interface being researched at Osaka University

    I’m not sure I believe this is truly the first in brain-machine interfaces in Japan; after all, we’ve had them in the US for years (I even wrote a paper on them a few years ago). The idea is that an array of microelectrodes attached directly to the surface of the brain gives a more accurate and precise representation of local brain activity, which can allow for better control of, say… Read More