Press Release | Blackrock Microsystems Supports an Ambitious European Union Funded Partnership for Brain-Computer-Interface Connectivity

Blackrock Microsystems Supports an Ambitious European Union Funded Partnership for Brain-Computer-Interface Connectivity This collaboration merges Blackrock’s brain-computer interface technology to create the first battery-free, high-speed, and wireless in-body communication platform for brain-machine-body connectivity. SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 18,2021) — Blackrock Microsystems, the world leading brain-computer interface (BCI) technology innovator and manufacturer, announces today the…

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Press Release | FDA Approves IDE for Take-home Trial Using the DEKA LUKE Prosthetic Arm and Utah Slant Array

FDA Approves IDE for Take-home Trial Using the DEKA LUKE Prosthetic Arm and Utah Slant Array Participants will be able to take home the dexterous bionic hand which they can feel in next phase of research. SALT LAKE CITY, UT (September 22, 2020) — Blackrock Microsystems would like to congratulate the University of Utah Biomedical…

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Press Release | Breathing Relief for COVID-19 Treatment Thanks to the PufferFish Ventilator

Breathing Relief for COVID-19 Treatment Thanks to the PufferFish Ventilator This open-source ventilator will directly aid medical communities in treating patients invasively and non-invasively by providing efficient, attainable breathing relief SALT LAKE CITY, UT (September 2, 2020) — Pez-Globo, a worldwide collaborative effort comprised of Stanford University, Brown University, University of Utah, Bharat Forge, Blackrock…

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MIT Technology Review | Man with brain implant on Musk’s Neuralink: “I would play video games”

Man with brain implant on Musk’s Neuralink: “I would play video games” By Antonio Regalado for MIT Technology Review  19 July 2019 Nathan Copeland was one of the first people fitted with a brain implant after an accident left him paralyzed. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER Nathan Copeland, a pioneering research subject, talks about his…

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University of Houston | Research Moves Closer to Brain-Machine Interface Autonomy

Research Moves Closer to Brain-Machine Interface Autonomy By Laurie Fickman for the University of Houston  11 June 2019 Findings Could Help Seamlessly Integrate Prosthetics By examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons, biomedical engineering Professor Joe Francis found that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense…

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Press Release | Utah Innovation Empowers International Collaboration to Achieve Natural Hearing Restoration

Utah Innovation Empowers International Collaboration to Achieve Natural Hearing Restoration Utah Array Moves from Brain to Auditory Nerve, Making Hearing Restoration Possible SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, March 19, 2019 – Blackrock Microsystems LLC (Blackrock), manufacturer of neural connectivity technologies, including the Utah Array and Utah Slant Array, announced today that they will be one of…

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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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