A Brain Prosthetic To Improve Memory

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A startup named Kernel came out of stealth mode yesterday and revealed its ambitious mission: to develop a ready-for-the-clinic brain prosthetic to help people with memory problems. The broad target market includes people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as those who have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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Segway creator’s advanced prosthetic arm arrives in late 2016

The bionic wearable is all about offering the life-like dexterity that hasn’t really been an option until now: you can hold a glass over your head without spilling it, for example, and the hand’s mix of four motors and grip sensors can help you grab both very delicate and very heavy items. The “Luke Arm “translates signals from a person’s muscles to perform complex tasks.”

The odds are that getting one won’t be trivial, but it might well be justified if it grants some extra freedom.

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