Friday, June 25, 2010

Movable brain-machine interface

Here's a nice post at the Neurophilosophy blog about a movable brain-machine interface:
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The device consists of an array of microelectrodes that are fabricated, along with a number of microscopic mechanical components, onto a silicon wafer. Each microelectrode is controlled by four microactuators, one each to deactivate a release-up lock and release-down lock, and one each to move the electrode up and down. The actuators work using electro-thermal strips and are coupled to a ratchet system that drives the centre shuttle of each electrode up or down.
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The original article is here.

And related, at Mind Hacks, a link to an article on the US Army'svision for brain-machine interfaces.

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