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A simple way to have a better day is achieving perfect peace and comfort while you sleep. However, it isn't always easy to shut out the world when we sleep, especially when surrounded by distracting noise like on a train or airplane. This is why Kokoon, a pair of EEG...

First biometric social network

Biometric Match - The First Biometric Social NetworkAs Beta Testing has begun on the worlds first biometric social network, what can be expected from this new platform? Will users someday be able to "send" a feeling to a friend? The answer is: YES.What we think, how we feel, and...
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed the 'Sixth Sense' project, a range of new road safety technology research projects that are being developed to reduce the number of accidents caused by stressed and distracted drivers. With its road safety research, the British firm is joining a number of other car makers that have been...
A new research report released by Transparency Market Research analyzes the BCI market on the basis of its market segments, major geographies, and current market trends. It provides market projections for the coming years, including analysis of recent developments in technology, and detailed profiles of top industry players.The report segments the brain-computer interface industry into neuroprosthetics,...
NeuroLutions, a BCI startup aiming to restore functions to disabled patients, has successfully raised $1.15 million from a group of investors to continue the clinical study of its first product, IpsiHand, which could help patients recover from stroke.IpsiHand is a robotic rehabilitation tool for stroke patients, developed in partnership by Neurolutions and IncWashington University.The tool...
A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts. In a clinical trial, researchers from Caltech and Keck Medicine of USC have successfully implanted a device in a patient with...
Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old from Colorado, was only 14 when he first started taking apart toasters. In the last five years, he has managed to develop in his bedroom a series of low-cost, 3D-printed robotic hands, that -similarly to young engineer Anand Srinivasan's (15) story- landed him a meeting with U.S. President...
Two PhD students from University of Florida, Marvin Andujar and Chris Crawford, have built a mind-machine method to control a drone through a wearable electroencephalographic (EEG) Brain-Computer Interface device. The drone operates based on user’s cognitive commands. When the user thinks forward, the drone moves forward towards the direction it...
Just over a week ago, the 2015 NeuroGaming Conference came to a close at the Metreon Center in downtown San Francisco.  Since then, the Neurogadget team has had a chance to reflect on the conference, and summarize some of the major highlights!The conference started with an inspiring keynote from...
The fast-paced atmosphere of Day 1 game way to a much more relaxed, but equally exciting, atmosphere in Day 2. The day began with an inspiring keynote on the ‘MetaVerse’ by Philip Rosedale (CEO of High Fidelity and founder of Second life), in which he discussed the future of...
By attaching a microstimulator and geomagnetic compass to the brains of blind rats, Japanese researchers have found that the animals can spontaneously learn to navigate through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats. Researchers say the findings suggest that a similar kind of neuroprosthesis might also help...

Brainihack 2015 hackathon roundup

Last week I was in Tel Aviv, Israel, for the BrainTech Conference and Brainihack, a BCI focused hackathon. A weekend long event where about a hundred people from different backgrounds come to work in team on a fun project related to brain-computer interfaces.These hackathons are getting more and more popular...
Driver fatigue is a serious problem resulting in thousands of road accidents each year. Tired drivers pose a risk to both themselves and their surroundings, this is why this new EEG headband wants to be your personal guardian on the road.According to The National Highway Safety Administration, annually in the U.S.,...
Staying focused for long periods of time can be quite demanding, but these EEG glasses might be able to keep you in the zone. The Narbis glasses, currently running on Kickstarter, will come with lenses that darken when your mind becomes unfocused, and become transparent again when you manage to refocus.Neurofeedback technology combined with electrochromic...
In 2009, one of the most innovative Star Wars toys of all-time was launched. The Force Trainer enabled fans of all ages to move and control an object with the power of their mind. It quickly became a hit with Star Wars fans and one of the favorite toys of BCI enthusiasts....