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Far from science fiction, brain-machine interfaces present a glimpse of the future of technologies powered by thought.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Science fiction meets reality in the realm of brain-computer interfaces.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 26 min
Scientists are developing devices that can monitor and extract brain activity to enable a machine or computer to accomplish complicated tasks.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
New technologies are giving children who are deaf a chance to hear.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 10 min
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs.
  • TED
  • 19 min
The cochlear implant is a near-miraculous device, widely considered the most effective brain-machine interface technology yet developed. Now, researchers are working to make this very good implant even better.
  • The Dana Foundation
Reward can far outweigh risk in the case of people with serious disability.
  • The Dana Foundation
Learn how bionics are changing people's lives today: helping the blind see, the deaf hear, and a woman with one arm fold her shirts.
  • National Geographic