Researchers of Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Axilum Robotics and Starlab Barcelona in Spain has announced the successful transmission of a brain-to-brain message transmission over a distance of 8,000 km. We could communicate directly between two people by reading out the brain activity from one person and injecting brain activity into the second one “One such pathway is the Internet ‘Could we develop an experiment that would bypass do the talking or typing part of internet and establish a connection direct brain-to-brain located far away from each other at any place
The emitter :The team achieved this world-first feat by fitting out one of their participants by a device called an electrode based brain computer (BCI). This device, which sits over the subject’s head, can interpret the electrical currents in the subject’s brain and convert them into a binary code called Bacon’s cipher. This type of code is similar to which computer use.
“The emitter now has to enter that binary string into the computer using her mind thoughts,” says Francie Diep . “She does this by using her thoughts to move the white circle on-screen to opposite corners of the screen. This part of the process takes advantage of technology that several labs have been made, to allow people with paralysis to control computer cursors .”
Once uploaded, this code is then transmitted via the Internet to another participant – called the receiver – who was also fitted with a device, this time a computer-brain interface (CBI). This device emits electrical pulses, directed by a robotic arm, through the receiver’s head, which make them ‘see’ flashes of light called phosphenes that don’t actually exist.
“As soon as the receivers’ machine gets the emitter’s binary via the Internet, the machine have to work,” says Diep. “It moves its cursor or robotic arm around, sending phosphenes to the receivers on different positions on the skulls. Flashes appearing in one position correspond to it in the emitter’s message, while flashes appearing in another position correspond to its 0s.
Its exactly how the receivers are recording the flashes so they can translate all of these 0s and 1s isn’t clear, but it can be as simple and writing them down with an pen and paper.
While it’s not clear at that stage what kind of applications for this technology could be, it’s a pretty incredible achievement. The messages they transmitted