In this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek;
Until the 1980s, scientists believed the brain interacted with limbs in a fairly rote, mechanical way: Certain neurons lit up when corresponding muscles moved. Schwartz was part of a Johns Hopkins University research team that found the brain was actually expressing an intentional behavior, like turning a doorknob, that he could read in the neuron’s electrical signals. “When you watch someone dancing … there’s a sort of beautiful coordination and precision and athleticism incorporated in the movement,” he says. “Those are the kinds of things we could find in this cortical activity.”
via Andrew Schwartz: Brain Control for Artificial Limbs
In this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek: a look at how one electronic health records company is using its data to get a broader understanding of public health trends.
Also online: more questions about what happens if small businesses shift to self-insurance; freelancers want to get paid too; and how new laws might pave the way for local investing.
This week in the magazine: how MIT engineers made solar cells out of paper, Saran wrap, and fabric.
Also online: a brief history of the home office tax deduction, a look at the SEC’s coming task in regulating crowdfunding, and a conversation with a food truck entrepreneur.
In this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek, my story on Ginger.io, a startup that uses mobile phone data to tell when people aren’t feeling well.
This week on Bloomberg.com: how EagleView uses aerial photography and software to measure rooftop dimensions remotely.
A recent innovator profile looks at how one company is using datamining to pick up signs of extreme weather weeks ahead of time.