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.