TIKTOK — a simple, portable device that helps doctors, nurses, doctors’ assistants and other healthcare professionals communicate remotely — may soon be able to communicate directly with patients, thanks to a team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University.
The device uses electromagnetic waves to deliver information to a patient’s brain via the optic nerve, a nerve that connects the brain to the body’s spinal cord.
When the waves hit the patient’s skull, they send a message to the optic nerves that the patient is in a virtual environment and is aware of all the things happening around him, including other virtual people.
In the future, the researchers say, it could be used to deliver a message directly to the brain, as well.
The work was published today in the journal Nature Communications.
The new technology is based on the same principle that’s already used in other forms of wireless communications.
But the new method, called optogenetics, can be used in an entirely different way.
It uses a pair of waves that are directed in opposite directions to create a signal that’s transmitted to the patient from a device that’s in the patient and the other way around.
“We’re looking at a new way of communicating that we haven’t seen before,” said Dr. Michael J. Oster, a professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Wayne State University.
“This is the first time we’ve shown a way to use two waves, rather than just one, to transmit information.”
Dr. Oester is one of two Johns Hopkins researchers who led the team that designed and built the device.
The other is graduate student Roberta Tullenberg.
The team worked with researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and Johns Hopkins in order to design and build a wearable, portable brain-computer interface.
The wearable device, called an olfactometer, is a wearable device that can sense the electrical activity in the brain using electrodes attached to the scalp.
It has a single chip that’s implanted in the skull.
Each electrode can sense a small amount of electrical activity and sends that data to the wearable device.
This signal then travels to a small computer, where it’s analyzed.
In this way, the olfactor is able to record and analyze the electrical signals sent to the wearer.
Dr Oster said the device can be designed in a way that it can be worn by an individual.
“In this way you can have multiple people using the device,” he said.
However, he said the design is still very much a prototype.
The researchers will be able start testing it with patients who will be using it to help them with their daily tasks.
In order to be able use the oufactometer for clinical purposes, the scientists have to first figure out how it works and how the brain-machine interface will work.
What are the risks?
The team plans to make the oafactometer a commercially available device.
In order to make it commercially available, the team has to overcome the major challenges of making the device and developing a manufacturing process that is safe.
They’re currently working on the manufacturing process and hope to have the device ready for commercial sale in 2019.
The company plans to manufacture and sell the device in the US, but Dr. Osters said that he is also interested in developing a more portable version.
How is it different from a brain-controlled remote-controlled robotic arm?
“In order for a remote-control robotic arm to operate, it needs to be connected to a brain,” said Oster.
“The brain is like a large processor.
When it’s working, it’s sending data and commands to the robotic arm, which can communicate with the brain through a wire.”
What does it mean for people who work in hospitals?
Dr Tullenburg said that the ofactometer could be useful for the healthcare workers who are helping patients in a nursing home, a facility where the patient will have to work, or even for people in offices who are not able to be in a patient room at the same time.
Does it work in the real world?
While the device is not a medical device, the work is an important step toward the development of a wearable medical device.
Ober said that this device could help improve the quality of life for people living in remote, low-cost communities.