A brain-computer interface (BCI), or brain-machine interface (BMI), represents a method for connecting the biological brain to an external technological device. Connections can be made by invasive techniques that involve surgical implants or non-invasive techniques where brain signals are received through external sensors.
Free. Anonymous. Available 24/7. Any Internet user recognizes those as buzzwords to shop, chat and surf the Web. But one website aims to shift the meaning of “free, anonymous and available 24/7.”
AfterDeployment.org, the online wellness resource for military members, is marking its fifth anniversary this month. The website was launched in August 2008 after a congressional mandate for the creation of pilot projects that would offer interactive mental health material for service members and their families.
The Defense Department’s only website for military youth wants to know what kids think about MilitaryKidsConnect.org. Children and teens, ages 9 to 17, have an opportunity to add their feedback in a national survey being conducted on JBLM and other military installations through Aug. 20.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 – As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and lifecoaching program.
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