BrainGate team wins $1M prize in Israel

October 21, 2013
For the betterment of humanity

Arto Nurmikko, left, and John Donoghue receive the B.R.A.I.N. Prize from President Peres at the BrainTech 2013 Conference.

Credit: Chen Galili

For their work to develop a brain-computer interface that could help restore independence for people with severe paralysis, Brown University’s BrainGate team has won the $1-million Moshe Mirilashvili Memorial Fund B.R.A.I.N. Prize. Israeli President Shimon Peres presented the prize in Tel Aviv Oct. 15, 2013.