Synchron, the endovascular brain-computer interface (BCI) company, announced the first human implant in the United States. This procedure is the first in the US using a BCI endovascular approach that does not require invasive open brain surgery.
“Our technology is for millions of people who have lost the ability to use their hands to control digital devices. We are excited to bring to market a scalable BCI solution that can change many lives,” Synchron said.
The procedure was performed at Mount Sinai West in New York under the guidance of clinical investigator Shahram Majidi, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery, neurology and radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The operation was performed in the angiography room using a minimally invasive endovascular approach.
The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of this in patients with severe paralysis to enable the patient to control digital devices hands-free. The results of the study include using brain data to control digital devices and improve functional independence.
“This is an incredibly exciting milestone for this field because of its implications and huge potential,” said Shahram Majidi. “The implantation procedure went very well and the patient was able to go home 48 hours after the operation.”
“The first BCI endovascular implant in the US is a major clinical milestone that opens up new possibilities for patients with paralysis,” said Tom Oxley, MD, CEO and founder of Synchron. “Our technology is for millions of people who have lost the ability to use their hands to control digital devices. We are excited to bring to market a scalable BCI solution that has the potential to change many lives.”
The stentrod is implanted into the motor cortex through the jugular vein using a minimally invasive endovascular procedure. Once implanted, it detects and wirelessly transmits motion intent using a proprietary digital language to allow severely paralyzed patients to control personal devices hands-free. The tests will assess the performance of everyday tasks such as texting, email, online shopping and access to telehealth services, as well as the ability to live independently.
When the GeForce RTX 4080 and Ryzen 9 7950X3D were placed in a sneaker. Unusual computer Cooler Master Sneaker X goes on sale
More than six months after its announcement, the unusual Cooler Master Sneaker X PC sneaker is finally going on sale. Moreover, the basic version turned out to be much cheaper than previously stated, although the PC is still very expensive.
The cheapest version is the one with Core i7-13700K and RTX 4070 – they ask for $3,500. The modification with RTX 4080 and Ryzen 9 7950X3D turned out to be the most expensive. They are asking 4,700 euros for this one, but in the USA, apparently, it simply won’t be available.
The configuration also always includes at least 32 GB of RAM and a 2 TB SSD. The power supply always has a power of 850 W.
It is difficult to understand from the photo what the dimensions of the PC are, so it is worth noting that it is 650 x 305 x 650 mm.
A neuromorphic computer is being created at the Kurchatov Institute
President of the Kurchatov Institute Mikhail Kovalchuk announced that the research center is creating a neuromorphic computer – a computing machine capable of working in much the same way as the brain works. In the future, such a computer could surpass artificial intelligence.
“You don’t actually reproduce intelligence and you can’t… You take an array of data and make it so that you can simultaneously process a huge amount of data… This is, roughly speaking, artificial intelligence. These are pure electrical costs… Therefore, it is necessary to develop energy and create a neuromorphic computer, that is, a computer that will be similar to the brain… This is what we are doing at the Kurchatov Institute“- said Mikhail Kovalchuk.
There are no technical details about the project, but the president of the Kurchatov Institute touched upon the topic of regulating advanced technologies. He believes that any technology is dangerous, so state control is needed.
Raspberry Pi 5 was overclocked a day after the announcement: the performance of the single-board computer was increased by 25%
Raspberry Pi 5 was presented last Thursday, and the result of overclocking the latest version of the single-board computer has already been published. As it turns out, you can squeeze an additional 25% performance out of the Broadcom BCM2712 SoC.
It should be noted right away that the experiment was carried out with an optional cooling system called Active Cooler (price – only $5). It consists of a low-profile aluminum radiator and a small fan. Obviously, without its use, such a result would hardly have been achieved.
As a result of the experiment, the CPU frequency was raised by 600 MHz – up to 3.0 GHz. The frequency of the VideoCore VII GPU was increased by 300 MHz – up to 1.1 GHz. After this, the computer ran the Stressberry test for five minutes without any problems. In the stress test, the consumption was 10 W, the temperature was 69-74 ° C. In standby mode, consumption decreased to 3 W, temperature – to 46 ° C.
The performance increase was recorded in the Sysbench application: the single-threaded test result was 3423 points, the multi-threaded test was 13681 points. Both results are 25% higher than the regular version of Raspberry Pi 5, and almost twice as high as Raspberry Pi 4.
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