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MIT Whiz Wants to Turn Your Skin Into a Computer Interface | Wired Design | Wired.com

MIT Whiz Wants to Turn Your Skin Into a Computer Interface | Wired Design | Wired.com | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
Lynette Jones is trying to create interfaces that pump spatial information directly onto our hides.
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1. Noninvasive medical diagnosis and treatment / therapy                                                                                                                                   2. User Interfaces for Computer Music / Programming
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Perceiving invisible light through a somatosensory cortical prosthesis

Sensory neuroprostheses show great potential for alleviating major sensory deficits. It is not known, however, whether such devices can augment the subject’s normal perceptual range. Here we show that adult rats can learn to perceive otherwise invisible infrared light through a neuroprosthesis that couples the output of a head-mounted infrared sensor to their somatosensory cortex (S1) via intracortical microstimulation. Rats readily learn to use this new information source, and generate active exploratory strategies to discriminate among infrared signals in their environment. S1 neurons in these infrared-perceiving rats respond to both whisker deflection and intracortical microstimulation, suggesting that the infrared representation does not displace the original tactile representation. Hence, sensory cortical prostheses, in addition to restoring normal neurological functions, may serve to expand natural perceptual capabilities in mammals.

 

Perceiving invisible light through a somatosensory cortical prosthesis
• Eric E. Thomson, Rafael Carra & Miguel A.L. Nicolelis

Nature Communications 4, Article number: 1482 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms2497


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monome

monome | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it

"we seek less complex, more versatile tools: accessible yet fundamentally adaptable. we believe these parameters are most directly achieved through minimalistic design, enabling users to more quickly discover new ways to work, play, and connect. we see flexibility not as a feature but as a foundation."

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Computer Music Research

Computer Music Research | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
neuroscience of music, biomusicology, eeg, university of Plymouth, Plymouth centre for computer music research, brain-computer interface, BCI, music, computer music, acousmatic
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Tyler Lab

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Tyler Laboratory of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences at Virginia Tech. We study the influence of mechanical forces on brain activity, develop tools and approaches to mapping functional brain activity in humans using ultrasound, and engineer neurotechnology for nonivasively stimulating brain activity using ultrasound, tDCS, and TMS while monitoring activity in human brain circuits using EEG, fMRI, and fNIRS.
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Neurons are responsive to ultrasound 

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NIME, New Interfaces for Musical Expression - YouTube

The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression gathers researchers and musicians from all over the world to share their knowledge and ...
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many of the shapes and limitations of our established musical interfaces no longer apply. the interface is now completely decoupled from the music, whose richest future, i believe lies in lambda calculus 

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neurotrek: tap your brain

neurotrek: tap your brain | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
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great... Just because  it has some effect on the nervous system does not mean it will have any positive qualitative effect one dreams up. At least  tDCS, is vaguely  based on the established idea of forced synchronization between two oscillators. 

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Transcranial infrared laser stimulation produce... [Neuroscience. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

Transcranial infrared laser stimulation produce... [Neuroscience. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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How? Another addition to the current movement of blind exploratory therapies ---We blindly direct every 'safe' form of electromagnetic radiation at people's brains and look to see if something good happens.--- I guess the next paper will be on sound.... oh wait!

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▶ Volumetric Society of NYC - OpenBCI: Crowd-Sourcing Brain Research & Innovation - YouTube

▶ Volumetric Society of NYC - OpenBCI: Crowd-Sourcing Brain Research & Innovation - YouTube | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
On December 16 2013 the Volumetric Society of NYC hosted New York EEG researchers/Parsons instructors Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno presenting OpenBCI, An...
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Introducing the Leap Motion

Leap Motion represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It's more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive tha...
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Bright future for gesture based computing

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Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible

Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it

"Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones"

 

"His team is developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.

“We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun,” Coleman says.

The devices are less than 100 microns thick, the average diameter of a human hair. They consist of circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. They are barely visible when placed on skin, making them easy to conceal from others."

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Neuroprosthesis Gives Rats the Ability to “Touch” Infrared Light | Laboratory of Dr. Miguel Nicolelis

Neuroprosthesis Gives Rats the Ability to “Touch” Infrared Light | Laboratory of Dr. Miguel Nicolelis | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it

"Here we show that adult rats can learn to perceive otherwise invisible infrared light through a neuroprosthesis that couples the output of a head-mounted infrared sensor to their somatosensory cortex (S1) via intracortical microstimulation. Rats readily learn to use this new information source, and generate active exploratory strategies to discriminate among infrared sources in their environment."

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Web Equation

Web Equation | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
Write your equation and get your result in laTeX or in MathML
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Tried to write a least squares equation, gave up because it got confused... works decently though. Where is a competent tablet version?

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Minority Report arrives with Oblong (Part I) -- Mind blowing computer/human interface

This is cool stuff. John Underkoffler, chief scientist, Oblong Industries, was the tech advice behind the film "Minority Report" and then he built his own co...
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The future of UI

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"John Underkoffler led the team that came up with this interface, called the g-speak Spatial Operating Environment. His company, Oblong Industries, was founded to move g-speak into the real world. Oblong is building apps for aerospace, bioinformatics, video editing and more. But the big vision is ubiquity: g-speak on every laptop, every desktop, every microwave oven, TV, dashboard. "It has to be like this," he says. "We all of us every day feel that. We build starting there. We want to change it all."


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Gravity-defying ultrasonic tweezers could lead to life-changing medical advances

Gravity-defying ultrasonic tweezers could lead to life-changing medical advances | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed pioneering ‘tweezers’ that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells, which could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations. Using ultrasonic sound fields, cartilage cells taken from a patient’s knee can be levitated for weeks in a nutrient-rich fluid.
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Valkee science and research: Valkee placebo controlled, randomized and double-blinded clinical studies, amongst others

Valkee science and research: Valkee placebo controlled, randomized and double-blinded clinical studies, amongst others | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
“The human brain, per se, is sensitive to light”

This hypothesis was the starting point of Valkee science and research, in joint cooperation with researcher groups of University of Oulu, Finland, in 2007.

Bright light is a generally accepted and effective treatment for a variety of mood swings and especially for winter depression. However, the mechanisms of the effects of light are not entirely known.

The Valkee studies, all placebo-controlled since mid-2012, focus on the responses and applications of transcranial bright light (TBL).

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Quick Intro to Live Programming with Overtone

In this video Sam Aaron gives a fast-paced introduction to a number of key live programming techniques such as triggering instruments, scheduling future events and…
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lambda calculus is a very natural way to think about music

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New Interfaces for Musical Expression

New Interfaces for Musical Expression | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
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"The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression gathers researchers and musicians from all over the world to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design. The conference started out as a workshop at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001. Since then, an annual series of international conferences have been held around the world, hosted by research groups dedicated to interface design, human-computer interaction, and computer music."

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Ultrasound waves applied to the brain can alter patients' moods (Wired UK)

Ultrasound waves applied to the brain can alter patients' moods (Wired UK) | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
Ultrasound waves applied to particular parts of the brain have been found to be capable of altering a patient's mood
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▶ DJ Fresh & Mindtunes: A track created only by the mind (Documentary) - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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MIT Whiz Wants to Turn Your Skin Into a Computer Interface | Wired Design | Wired.com

MIT Whiz Wants to Turn Your Skin Into a Computer Interface | Wired Design | Wired.com | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
Lynette Jones is trying to create interfaces that pump spatial information directly onto our hides.
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Wearable Computing

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Read the fascinating history of Wearable Computing, told by its father, Steve Mann...
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Tongueduino: Hackable, High-bandwidth Sensory Augmentation

Gershon Dublon & Joseph A. Paradiso Responsive Environments Group | MIT Media Lab The tongue is known to have an extremely dense sensing resolution, as well ...
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PLOS ONE: Towards a Naturalistic Brain-Machine Interface: Hybrid Torque and Position Control Allows Generalization to Novel Dynamics

PLOS ONE: Towards a Naturalistic Brain-Machine Interface: Hybrid Torque and Position Control Allows Generalization to Novel Dynamics | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it

PLOS ONE: "Realization of reaching and grasping movements by a paralytic person or an amputee would greatly facilitate her/his activities of daily living. Towards this goal, control of a computer cursor or robotic arm using neural signals has been demonstrated in rodents, non-human primates and humans. This technology is commonly referred to as a Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) and is achieved by predictions of kinematic parameters, e.g. position or velocity. However, execution of natural movements, such as swinging baseball bats of different weights at the same speed, requires advanced planning for necessary context-specific forces in addition to kinematic control. Here we show, for the first time, the control of a virtual arm with representative inertial parameters using real-time neural control of torques in non-human primates (M. radiata). We found that neural control of torques leads to ballistic, possibly more naturalistic movements than position control alone, and that adding the influence of position in a hybrid torque-position control changes the feedforward behavior of these BMI movements."

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Physicists Build Laser Tweezers Controlled with Kinect | MIT Technology Review

Physicists Build Laser Tweezers Controlled with Kinect | MIT Technology Review | 2 Tech Categories | Scoop.it
Now you can pick up and move micrometre-scale particles using your hands and arms thanks to a Kinect-controlled device called HoloHands...
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