Tuesday, April 19, 2005

"Computers Obey Brain Waves of the Paralyzed"

Thanks to DQ reader Owen Sullivan for this link:

The article discusses the advancements being made in using electrical signals from the brain as direct instructions to computers and other devices, enabling paralyzed people to do some absolutely incredible things. Here are a couple of excerpts:

--A quadriplegic man in Massachusetts has shown he can change TV channels, turn room lights on and off, open and close a robotic hand and sort through messages in a mock e-mail program.

--Seven paralyzed patients near Stuttgart, Germany, have been surfing the Internet and writing letters to friends from their homes.

It's brilliant research and the the possibilities are so awesome that I don't think they even fit on the scale.

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