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Medtronic has released a video featuring the work of Jeffrey Herron, Dr Howard Chizeck, and neurosurgeon collaborator Dr Andrew Ko. Their new deep brain stimulation hardware can sense neural signals as well as stimulate. Jeffrey has used their system to modulate stimulation and lay the groundwork for further volitional control. Read the article here and watch the video below.
The Surgeon Will See You Now is one of the latest articles from Popular Mechanics, and it features researchers and work from the BioRobotics Lab. Blake Hannaford discusses the digital infrastructure needed for telerobotic surgery. Howard Chizeck is also interviewed about his student’s research last year involving teleoperation security (available from arXiv: To Make a Robot Secure).