I Built a Brain Computer Interface for Tackling ADHD in Children

A playful headpiece called Agent Unicorn incorporates an EEG that detects P300, the neural signature of attention Photo: Anouk Wipprecht/g.Tec Attention Seeker: G.tec has introduced a commercialized version of the Unicorn EEG [above]. I am a fashion-tech designer: I combine fashion with engineering, science, and interactive user-experience technologies. When worn, many of my designs monitor physiological indicators—such as … Continue reading I Built a Brain Computer Interface for Tackling ADHD in Children

DARPA Funds Ambitious Brain-Machine Interface Program

The N3 program aims to develop wearable devices that let soldiers to communicate directly with machines.DARPA’s Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program has awarded funding to six groups attempting to build brain-machine interfaces that match the performance of implanted electrodes but with no surgery whatsoever. By simply popping on a helmet or headset, soldiers could conceivably command … Continue reading DARPA Funds Ambitious Brain-Machine Interface Program

X-ray Detection May Be Perovskites’ Killer App

The wonder crystal could yield imagers that are far more sensitive than commercial detectors Photo: National University of Singapore Better Detectors: Xiaogang Liu [right] and Qiushui Chen at the National University of Singapore developed perovskite nanocrystals that absorb X-rays better than conventional materials do. The crystalline material known as perovskite makes for a superefficient photovoltaic … Continue reading X-ray Detection May Be Perovskites’ Killer App

The Mood Ring of Algorithms Could Zap Your Brain to Help You Feel Better

These algorithms spot mood changes before you do, and could someday tell a stimulator to zap your brain to treat disordersA man with depression is driving to work when his mood darkens, and the familiar inklings of anxiety begin to creep in. His brain cells start to fire in a pattern that has, in the … Continue reading The Mood Ring of Algorithms Could Zap Your Brain to Help You Feel Better

Microsoft’s HoloLens Not Fit for AR-Assisted Surgery, Study Suggests

Participants were less accurate and became more tired when completing a task with the HoloLens, compared to the naked eye aside.inlay.xlrg.XploreFree { font-family: "Georgia", serif; border-width: 4px 0; border-top: solid #888; border-bottom: solid #888; padding: 10px 0; font-size: 19px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; } span.FreeRed { color: red; text-transform: uppercase; font-family: "Theinhardt-Medium", sans-serif; } span.XploreBlue … Continue reading Microsoft’s HoloLens Not Fit for AR-Assisted Surgery, Study Suggests