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Brain-Computer Interface Helps People with Paralysis Control Computers

BrainGate researchers have developed a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) that makes it possible for paralyzed people to control computers. A small device implanted into the brain translates neural signals into mouse movement, enabling people with paralysis to perform a variety of tasks. Three research participants were able to type, send emails, watch videos and play a piano app. Though the assistive technology is several years away from being FDA-approved and commercially-available, it’s an exciting development that may one day enable people with paralysis to control unmodified computers, tablets and other devices. Read more on Physics World and Reuters.


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