The New Yorker | Degrees of Freedom: A scientist’s work linking minds and machines helps a paralyzed woman escape her body.

Degrees of Freedom A scientist’s work linking minds and machines helps a paralyzed woman escape her body. By Raffi Khatchadourian November 19, 2018 For eighteen years, Jan Scheuermann has been paralyzed from the neck down. She is six feet tall, and she spends all day and all night in a sophisticated, battery-powered wheelchair that cradles…

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Press Release | Blackrock Microsystems powers experimental system that enabled patients with paralysis to type fast and accurately in a clinical trial

Blackrock Microsystems powers experimental system that enabled patients with paralysis to type fast and accurately in a clinical trial SALT LAKE CITY (February 21, 2017) – A team led by two researchers from Stanford University recently reported a breakthrough powered by Blackrock Microsystems’ technology: The scientists implanted a brain-computer-interface (BCI) that enabled three patients with…

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Press Release | Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is being displayed at the London Science Museum

Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is being displayed at the London Science Museum LONDON (February 7, 2017) – Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is a crucial part of an exhibition in the London Science Museum, highlighting the work being done by Grégoire Courtine and his team at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. The exhibition…

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Press Release | Obama fist-bumps Blackrock technology empowered patient

Obama fist-bumps Blackrock technology empowered patient October 14, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (October 14, 2016)—Blackrock Microsystems’ technology has again been part of a groundbreaking medical achievement: Nathan Copeland had his sense of touch restored via a Utah Array-controlled robotic hand – and fist-bumped Obama with it. “It’s amazing. Pretty cool. I couldn’t be prouder of…

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Press Release | Blackrock Technology Facilitates Medical Sensation

SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2016)—The technology of Blackrock Microsystems has been part of a medical sensation: 24-year-old Ian Burkhart, who is paralyzed from the shoulders down as a result of a diving accident when he was 19, managed to move his hand again. Ian had been implanted Blackrock’s Utah Array by researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus who are working on reanimation technologies. The actual hand movement was made possible by Battelle’s neural bypass technology.

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