Stimulating the brain – without major surgery
University of Melbourne researchers have shown the Stentrode, a tiny device inserted next to the motor cortex, can stimulate, as well as record, brain activity.
Sounds like science fiction
Some of the technological innovations of 2017 sound like sci-fi, and several University of Melbourne experts have played a key role in those advances.
A tiny device implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex could one day help paralysed people move their limbs again.
At the forefront of the robotic revolution
At just 35, Dr Thomas Oxley has led the development of a new implantable device, with profound potential in medicine and thought-controlled technology
In Pursuit podcast: Thought-controlled futures
We talk to the developers of the stentrode, a new engineering marvel that allows brain activity to be recorded and used to control an exoskeleton.
Next-Gen technologies: All in our minds
As we move from the information era to the robotic era, thought-controlled technologies have far-reaching potential for how we live our lives.
Moving with the power of thought
A device the size of a matchstick, implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex, could one day help paralysed people move their limbs.