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Short detention order for e-bike rider who rode into jogger, causing brain injury, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A teenager who caused a brain injury to a jogger after riding into him on his power-assisted bicycle (PAB) was sentenced to a week’s short detention order on Tuesday (April 16). Joven Heng Gin How, now 20 and a full-time national serviceman, had been riding the vehicle for the first time and reached a speed of around 40kmh on a footpath near Marina Bay Sands. Under the order, offenders are put behind bars for a short time but will not have a criminal record after their release. Heng…

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Jogger suffers brain injury after being hit by power-assisted bicycle doing 40kmh on footpath, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A teenager decided to try out a power-assisted bicycle (PAB) for the first time – and ended up riding into a jogger on a footpath, causing him brain injury. A district court heard that Joven Heng Gin How had reached a speed of about 40kmh when he piled into Mr Chua Kok Soon, bringing the pair of them to the ground near Marina Bay Sands. Mr Chua, 37, suffered bleeding on the brain as well as wounds to his left elbow and right knee. Heng, now 20 and…

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Mark Zuckerberg-funded researchers test implantable brain devices

Mark Zuckerberg and his paediatrician wife Priscilla Chan have sold close to 30 million shares of Facebook to fund an ambitious biomedical research project, called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), with a goal of curing all disease within a generation. A less publicised component of that US$5 billion programme includes work on brain-machine interfaces, devices that essentially translate thoughts into commands. One recent project is a wireless brain implant that can record, stimulate and disrupt the movement of a monkey in real time. In a paper published in the highly…

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