- The idea of a microchip controlling the human brain might sound dark and dystopian, but these brain implants are more likely to promise a future where people suffer less.
- U.K.-based microchip designer ARM
is collaborating with the University of Washington on a chip that could
help people with paralysis from brain and spinal injuries.
- The chip would send brain signals to a stimulator inserted into the spinal cord, and that may help people gain back some lost control over their body’s movement.
- The BBC reported that scientists behind the project are also hoping they can create two-way communication that relays feedback to the brain.
- If that
happens, patients will be able to sense things like heat coming from
a mug of coffee is or how tightly the hand is gripping that mug. Read more (5/17/17)