In this session from DARPA’s 60th, BTO Director Dr. Justin C. Sanchez presents a new biosecurity framework to address the nation’s need for novel capabilities to counter bioterrorism, to deploy innovative biological countermeasures for warfighter protection, and to accelerate force readiness. Panelists: Former Secretary of the Navy Dr. Richard Danzig, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ed You, Frontline Ebola physician Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, and Navy Seal Neil Hermansen.
Dr. Sanchez, director of the Biotechnologies Office for DARPA, is changing the future of how humans use their brains. By harnessing the powers of neurotechnology, Sanchez and his team at DARPA have been able to help people overcome paralysis and gain independence. Sanchez believes the applications of neurotechnology can be expanded even further to include how we tell stories and share memories––transforming at a fundamental level what it means to be human.
The electro-chemical pulses of neurons and the digital ones and zeros of computers both convey information, but in very different languages. Innovations in neurotechnology are opening the possibility of real-time, seamless translation between our brains and our digital world, but in ways that seem destined to change the way we solve complex problems and transform how we live, work, and play. Dr. Sanchez discusses visions of what people could accomplish with their brains in a symbiotic future.
Dr. Justin Sanchez, Director of DARPA's Biological Technologies Office, describes how applied neuroscience is opening new worlds of independence and experience, as well as important questions about privacy, enhancement and the core societal value of personal autonomy. He spoke at DARPA's "Wait, What? A Future Technology Forum" on Sept. 11, 2015.
Dr. Justin Sanchez, Director of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO), discusses how next-generation neural interfaces might open up whole new dynamics of humans and machines working together. The talk was part of a two-day event held by BTO to bring together leading-edge technologists, start-ups, industry, and academic researchers to look at how advances in engineering and information sciences
The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors. The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the direction of DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program. In a ceremony December 22 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Md., Justin Sanchez, Director of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office, delivered the first two advanced “LUKE” arms from a new production line.