Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Man uses chip to control robot with thoughts

keyboard food trayThe New York Times reported today that a paralyzed man was able to control a computer, a television, and a robot -- using only his thoughts, which controlled a small sensor in his brain.

The paper helps “shift the notion of such ‘implantable neuromotor prosthetics’ from science fiction towards reality,’’ Stephen H. Scott of Queen’s University in Canada wrote in a commentary in the journal. The implant system, known as the BrainGate, is being developed by Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems of Foxborough, Mass.
Via New York Times and Bodyhack

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1 comment:

wngl said...

This is an incredible sign of progress! Sounds like the real challenge is finding out why neural receptors stop interacting effectively with implants after a year.