Example Applications

      • Neural Prostheses: Electronic neural networks can be used to build implants for retinal and visual processing, cochlear implants for auditory perception, and artificial limbs that can be directly controlled by the brain.
      • Telemedicine: Medical experts in remote locations can examine patients by accessing their records on the internet, communicating through teleconferencing, and can even perform physical procedures through virtual reality.
      • Customized Therapies/Transplant Tissues: Drugs and transplant tissues (liver, lungs, pancreatic cells etc.) can be customized for each patient using their own DNA to prevent rejection and enhance efficacy.
      • Wearable Sensors/Support Systems: Wireless networked sensors and actuators can be embedded in the clothing of disabled patients to continuously monitor posture.
      • Intention-Based Control for the Disabled: Wheelchairs and other assisting systems for profoundly disabled individuals can be controlled directly by signals from the brain.