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Arizona Technology & Innovation takes viewers into the labs, think tanks and unique businesses in our backyard to see how Arizona is on the cutting edge of science, technology and innovation, nationally and internationally. See the development of innovative products, the launch of break-through concepts, and the installation of imaginative manufacturing techniques. Features also will include frank conversations with scientists and other professionals about the rewards and challenges in their work. Arizona Technology & Innovation demystifies the “why” and “how” behind leading edge discoveries and explores how experiments, imagination and hard work today will impact and improve lives for generations.

In this episode, researchers at Arizona State University and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working on a brain-computer interface that will allow people to control electronic devices directly with their brain. Stephen Helms Tillery of the ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering discusses the research.

Arizona Technology & Innovation airs on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS.


About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.