Interesting Brain Scanning/Stimulating Backpack Allows Mobile Brain Studies

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A backpack set-up allows brain scanning and stimulation of mobile subjects.
This new technology will make monitoring outside of labs possible.
It requires a brain implant.

Here’s how it works: A wand snakes up out of a 4-kilogram backpack to rest near the top of the patient’s scalp. There, the wand can communicate with a neural implant that lies deep in the brain. Meanwhile, the backpack is filled with monitors—a setup that allows for real-time data collection from the implant. At the same time, depending on the experiment, the participant can wear additional gear for measuring brain and body activities, including a scalp electroencephalography cap with electrodes that monitor surface brain activity, a pair of virtual reality goggles that track eye movement, and other devices that track heart and breathing rates. All of this information can then be synchronized with signals from the implant.
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Kind of reminds me of the Borg.
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Wireless Programmable Recording and Stimulation of Deep Brain Activity in Freely Moving Humans.
Topalovic U, Aghajan ZM, Villaroman D, Hiller S, Christov-Moore L, Wishard TJ, Stangl M, Hasulak NR, Inman CS, Fields TA, Rao VR, Eliashiv D, Fried I, Suthana N.
Neuron. 2020 Sep 15:S0896-6273(20)30652-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.08.021. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 32946744
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32946744/
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2020.08.021

Preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.12.946434v1
 
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Interesting, especially that it uses a Raspberry Pi for local intelligence.
 
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