An attempt to extend human sensory capabilities by means of implant technology
Warwick, K., Gasson, M. N., Hutt, B. and Goodhew, I. (2005) An attempt to extend human sensory capabilities by means of implant technology. In: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC), 10-12 October, Waikoloa, Hawaii, pp. 1663-1668.
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In this paper an attempt is described to increase the range of human sensory capabilities by means of implant technology. The key aim is to create an additional sense by feeding signals directly to the human brain, via the nervous system rather than via a presently operable human sense. Neural implant technology was used to directly interface a human nervous system with a computer in a one off trial. The output from active ultrasonic sensors was then employed to directly stimulate the human nervous system. An experimental laboratory set up was used as a test bed to assess the usefulness of this sensory addition.
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