Remember the BrainPort, that device that helps the blind get around by sending electrical signals to their tongues? It's finally getting the green light. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the BrainPort V100 for sale in the US, giving sightless Americans a unique way to augment their p...
June 22nd 2015 at 6:39pm
We first saw the crazy BrainPort in 2006, but the intervening time hasn't been wasted by its developers, who've brought the quirky visual aid to the cusp of commercial viability. If you'll recall, the device translates signals from a head-mounted camera to electrical pulses that lightly zap your to...
August 14th 2009 at 2:10pm
Seems like every distant vision of
the future has man jacking into his gear via some crazy head gear or a plug on the back of
the neck or head. We just take it for granted that yeah, that's the fastest way to get to the brain: through the stem
or straight into the cortex. Well, think again, because...
April 25th 2006 at 10:02am
Here is yet another
excuse to use the phrase "science fiction becoming reality." Researchers at the Florida Institute for Human
and Machine Cognition are working hard on a device that will give humans extrasensory perception by attaching
electrodes to the tongue. The device, known as "...
April 25th 2006 at 4:30am