McGinley And Arenkiel Involved In An Exciting DARPA-Funded Project


A Rice University-led team of neuroengineers is embarking on an ambitious four-year project to develop headset technology that can directly link the human brain and machines without the need for surgery. As a proof of concept, the team plans to transmit visual images perceived by one individual into the minds of blind patients. Rice’s “magnetic, optical and acoustic neural access device,” (or MOANA) team includes 15 co-investigators from Rice, Baylor College of Medicine, the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, Duke University, Columbia University, and Yale’s John B. Pierce Laboratory. Our investigators, Drs. Matt McGinley and Benjamin Arenkiel, are also involved in this effort.

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