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EY Announces Marcus Gerhardt and Florian Solzbacher of Blackrock Neurotech as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Mountain West Award Finalists

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures   SALT LAKE CITY, May 8, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Marcus Gerhardt, co-founder and CEO, and Florian Solzbacher, co-founder and President, of Blackrock Neurotech were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Mountain West Award finalists. Now…


Introducing The BCI Exhibit

Creating Art with Thought Alone: First BCI-Generated Art Exhibit Opens in Washington, D.C. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Blackrock Neurotech announced today the first-ever brain-computer interface (BCI) art exhibit, to be displayed at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. The BCI Exhibit will feature works created by patients with paralysis using thought-to-cursor implantable brain-computer interface technology made…


Medical Design and Outsourcing | Blackrock Neurotech unveils next-generation BCI interface

By: Sean Whooley Blackrock Neurotech announced today that it revealed its Neuralace next-generation neural interface for brain-computer interface (BCI) technology. Salt Lake City-based Blackrock unveiled the interface at the Society for Neuroscience 2022 event this week. It designed the Neuralace platform as an ultra-high channel count, flexible electrode. The company said in a news release…


Press Release | Blackrock Neurotech Reveals Neuralace™: 10,000+ Channel Next-Gen BCI

Patent pending, brain-conforming implant unveiled at Society for Neuroscience 2022 SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blackrock Neurotech, a leading brain-computer interface company, revealed its next-generation neural interface, Neuralace™, this week at Society for Neuroscience 2022. The ultra-high channel count, flexible electrode gives an important glimpse into the innovative technology that will fuel the company’s…


Medical Design and Outsourcing | Pushing the boundaries of brain-computer interface software

By: Sean Whooley Neuroscientist Sumner Norman and AE Studio develop open-source and free tools for the brain-computer interface (BCI) space. BCI technology has become one of the hottest areas of medtech. Companies are developing a multitude of methods with their own systems that would allow patients to control a computer with their brain. Such technology…


Danny in the Valley | Blackrock Neurotech’s Marcus Gerhardt: “An inflection point for brain-computer interfaces”

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Marcus Gerhardt, chief executive of Blackrock Neurotech, to talk about his boarding school days in Wales (4:00), his dotcom adventures (10:00), pivoting to brain-computer interfaces (16:00), the “Utah array” (18:40), how in 2006 the first person sent an email with his thoughts (20:30), starting the company…


Medical Design and Outsourcing | How the Utah Array is advancing BCI science

By Florian Solzbacher Brain-computer interface (BCI) science has seen exciting advances and heightened public attention in recent years, and for good reason. The promise of BCI for individuals with paralysis is monumental: To intuitively restore communication, control external devices, and provide the independence that many able-bodied people take for granted. Sitting at the core of…


Physics World | Brain–computer interfaces: tailoring neurotechnology to improve patients’ lives

By Tami Freeman Sumner Norman, chief neuroscientist at AE Studio, talks to Tami Freeman about the company’s work in brain–computer interfaces. A brain–computer interface (BCI) is a system that enables information to flow directly between the brain and an external device such as a computer, smartphone or robotic limb. The BCI includes hardware that records…


+ Mass Device | 7 brain-computer interface companies you need to know

By Sean Whooley Blackrock Neurotech, BrainGate, ClearPoint Neuro, Neuralink, Synchron and more race to bring brain-computer interface (BCI) tech to market. They’re using a multitude of methods —  and developing their own systems that would allow patients to control a computer with their brain. Such technology could potentially enable countless immobile people someday to control…