'Soonish' Predicts World-Changing Tech: Author Q&A
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Science writers Kelly and Zach Weinersmith combined humorous illustrations with serious investigative reporting to explain futuristic technology, such as brain-computer interfaces, cheap spaceflight, personalized disease treatment, shapeshifting robots, and 3D printed food. Dr. Gerwin Schalk shared his mind-blowing view for the future of brain computer interface; humans connecting their thoughts together in a giant cloud.
Ten Technologies That Will Change Our Lives, Soonish
Monday, October 16, 2017
Zach and Kelly Weinersmith, a cartoonist and a parasite researcher, enlisted an army of scientists, researchers and even a Nobel Prize laureate to help them break down some really complicated science in a funny, everyday voice, punctuated by laugh-out-loud comic panels. Among the enlisted scientists, Dr. Gerwin Schalk shared his mind-blowing views on brain computer interfaces.
Clinic provides hope for athletes with brain injuries: 'This is going to be huge'
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Pure Recovery California Center rehabilitates NFL, college and high school football players suffering from the effects of repeated and severe brain trauma. They apply therapies that have been successfully used in patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Parkinson’s Disease, and in stroke recovery. This approach is endorsed by Dr. Gerwin Schalk, deputy director of the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies.
Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands
Friday, May 26, 2017
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
Facebook demonstrates brain-computer interfaces at its annual F8 developer conference
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
In its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook highlighted a video from our collaborative study "Brain-to-text: decoding spoken phrases from phone representations in the brain" to demonstrate state-of-the-art technologies that allow people to communicate with computers using their thoughts. See 09:08 min into the movie.