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Brain Chips from ARM and CSNE

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, May 18, 2017.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    ARM and the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering have teamed up to work on creating a brain-implantable System-on-a-Chip, or SOC as it is know by geeks like us. The initial use of these SoC units is to use it as a bi-directional brain-computer interface in order to remedy neurodegenerative disorders. These guys are targeting some nasty things like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and even paralysis.

    The human brain is one of the final frontiers for technological innovation. Imagine a future where paralysis resulting from spinal cord injuries is only a temporary obstacle, rather than a permanent state. Imagine artificial limbs that can send the user feedback about how hot or cold their cup of coffee is, or just how tightly they are holding their loved one’s hand. Imagine a future where temporary implants can help an individual recover from a stroke or manage other debilitating neurological conditions. Now, all of these seemingly impossible medical applications of new technology stand to be within reach for bi-directional brain-computer interfaces.
     
  2. cthulhuiscool

    cthulhuiscool 2[H]4U

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    SeymourGore [H]ard|Gawd

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    This is cool. Seymour's ready to ascend from his primitive fleshbag into the digital age.
     
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  4. Hypergreatthing

    Hypergreatthing [H]ard|Gawd

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    uhhh, i figure they haven't actually done the brain interface part, unless this is some sort of silly fire some electrodes to reduce seizure shit that is already done without a SoC implant.
     
  5. jfreund

    jfreund Gawd

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    And it will have GPS and deliver targeted ads.
     
  6. dgz

    dgz 2[H]4U

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    Imagine a future where upgrading these chips is as easy as visiting the nearest LIMB clinic with a pocket full of praxis points.
     
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    Axehandler Gawd

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    You Will be assimilated!
     
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  8. geok1ng

    geok1ng [H]ard|Gawd

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    you do NOT want wires leaving your skull- infection risk. one time surgery, one time risk.
     
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    HeadRusch Limp Gawd

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    So that whole "talking to dolphins by 2020" wasn't just some bullshit MailOnline link on Drudge last week!
     
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  10. Hypergreatthing

    Hypergreatthing [H]ard|Gawd

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    why not just use induction to trigger the electrodes?
    I never mentioned wires poking out of the head.
     
  11. geok1ng

    geok1ng [H]ard|Gawd

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    to decide when to start, when to stop and how much to apply you must first detect and analyse the electrical activity, so having the SoC already inside saves time and bypasses the problem of monitoring the brain in the first place.
    this is doubly true when you want to monitor some neural structure deep in the inner layers of the brain. those so called "neural monitors" that do not go deep inside skin and brain are kind of useless for fine grain control.
     
  12. NAXDON

    NAXDON n00bie

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    It still won't help me jump from a dumpster
     
  13. jpm100

    jpm100 [H]ardness Supreme

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    No but we can make you think you're having sex with the Miss America Finalists (or Mr. America, whatever floats your boat) instead of writhing in pain from your broken body.
     
  14. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Is this like potato chips? Thin slices of brainmatter fried to a crisp?
     
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    TrailRunner Limp Gawd

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