Future of Health
A paralysed man has used his brain to write on a screen at speeds almost as fast as an able-bodied adult texting on a smartphone. A computer, developed by Stanford University, decoded his handwriting movements from brain signals, and in time that might allow for much faster communication than was previously possible.
Researchers said the new findings could lead to further advances benefitting millions of people globally, who have lost the use of their upper limbs or their ability to speak due to spinal cord injuries and strokes, for example.
Check out how this new research could lead to decoding speech from someone who can no longer speak. And discover the Tik Tok influencer educating people about bionic arms.
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Implantable electronics are among the most promising healthcare technologies, as they can help to remotely monitor specific biological processes associated with a patient’s health. The sensor developed by this team of researchers could help to overcome the main practical limitations of existing implantable devices.
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