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Utah Innovation Empowers International Collaboration to Achieve Natural Hearing Restoration Utah Array Moves from Brain to Auditory Nerve, Making Hearing Restoration Possible SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, March 19, 2019 – Blackrock Microsystems LLC (Blackrock), manufacturer of neural connectivity technologies, including the Utah Array and Utah Slant Array, announced today that...
Degrees of Freedom A scientist’s work linking minds and machines helps a paralyzed woman escape her body. By Raffi Khatchadourian November 19, 2018 For eighteen years, Jan Scheuermann has been paralyzed from the neck down. She is six feet tall, and she spends all day and all night in a...
Precisely-Timed Neural Stimulation Improves Memory SALT LAKE CITY (February 6, 2018) — The University of Pennsylvania Computational Memory Lab recently reported in Nature Communications that targeted and precisely-timed stimulation to the lateral temporal cortex rescues periods of poor memory encoding, thereby improving memory by as much as 15%.
Hacking the Neural Code Responsible for Movement SALT LAKE CITY (August 17, 2017) – Researchers in Richard Andersen’s lab at Caltech have succeeded in identifying a small patch of neurons responsible for transmitting movements to most of the body. The findings could have a major impact on the future of...
Scientists improve memory function in the human brain with technology made in Utah SALT LAKE CITY (April 3, 2017) – Full or partial memory loss is a severe issue not only for the elderly but also for veterans returning from combat. However, technology developed by Utah’s own Blackrock Microsystems LLC...
Paralyzed man regains use of his right arm SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2017) – Bill Kochevar, paralyzed from the shoulders down after a cycling accident, has regained control of his right arm as a result of the work done by researchers at Case Western Reserve University. This groundbreaking research...
Blackrock Microsystems powers experimental system that enabled patients with paralysis to type fast and accurately in a clinical trial SALT LAKE CITY (February 21, 2017) – A team led by two researchers from Stanford University recently reported a breakthrough powered by Blackrock Microsystems’ technology: The scientists implanted a brain-computer-interface (BCI)...
Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is being displayed at the London Science Museum LONDON (February 7, 2017) – Blackrock Microsystems’ wireless technology is a crucial part of an exhibition in the London Science Museum, highlighting the work being done by Grégoire Courtine and his team at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne...
Obama fist-bumps Blackrock technology empowered patient October 14, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (October 14, 2016)—Blackrock Microsystems’ technology has again been part of a groundbreaking medical achievement: Nathan Copeland had his sense of touch restored via a Utah Array-controlled robotic hand – and fist-bumped Obama with it. “It’s amazing. Pretty cool....
SALT LAKE CITY (May 18 2016)-Blackrock Microsystems, the leading worldwide provider of enabling tools for the neuroscience, neural-engineering and neuro-prosthetics research and clinical community, has been proudly awarded with the 2016 Best of State Award for Science and Technology.