Control Your Home With a Brain Implant

Control Your Home With a Brain Implant By John Cusack for Geek Reply 25 January 2015 The headline seems a bit arrogant and unreal, but researchers at Brown University have teamed up with Blackrock Microsystems and actually made a brain implant which can remotely control various devices in your home. The main idea behind their…

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A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly

A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly By Antonio Regalado for MIT Technology Review 14 January 2015 A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. A wireless brain interface uses the head-worn transmitter, shown. A few paralyzed patients could soon be using a wireless brain-computer…

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For Utah Tech Startup, Federal Funding Proved Risky

For Utah Tech Startup, Federal Funding Proved Risky By Kristen Moulton for The Salt Lake Tribune 10 January 2015 Blackrock Microsystems nearly went bankrupt when gridlock took hold in Washington. Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Florian Solzbacher, President of Blackrock Microsystems, talks about the tiny electrodes Blackrock makes that researchers can implant in…

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Blackrock Microsystems Launches Wireless Brain Research System

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 18, 2014)—Neuroscience research has gone wireless. Today, Blackrock Microsystems LLC announced that it has struck an agreement with Brown University to license and commercialize a wireless neural activity monitoring system that will liberate neuroscientists from the cumbersome wires and cables that have burdened their research for decades. The journal Neuron just published a paper on a wireless neurosensor from the Neuroengineering Laboratory at Brown, which significantly outperforms all other wireless sensors currently on the market. Related to that paper, senior author Arto Nurmikko commented, “This device enables new types of neuroscience experiments with vast amounts of brain data wirelessly and continuously streamed from brain microcircuits.”

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New European Headquarters to Propel Blackrock Microsystems’ Growth, Neuroscience Research

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 2, 2014)—This weekend, a handshake marked the opening of Blackrock Microsystems LLC’s new European headquarters in Hanover, Germany. But this was no ordinary handshake. Instead, Olaf Lies, the Lower Saxony minister of economics, labor, and transport, grasped an amputee’s bionic hand developed and manufactured by German prosthetics firm Ottobock. Blackrock’s revolutionary brain and peripheral neural interface technology enables intuitive control of such next-generation prosthetics.

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Blackrock Microsystems Initiates Two Industry Partnerships that Empower Neuroscience Research

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 5, 2014)—Blackrock Microsystems, the industry leader in neuroscience research equipment, today announced partnerships with two neuroscience research firms — Germany-based PhenoSys and Israel-based NAN Instruments – that will create a truly comprehensive set of tools for neuroscience researchers that facilitate faster and more cost-effective research. Blackrock Microsystems will incorporate specific technologies from PhenoSys and NAN Instruments to offer a fully integrated suite of electrophysiology research products.

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