The first wireless commands to a computer have been demonstrated in a breakthrough for people with paralysis.
The system is able to transmit brain signals at “single-neuron resolution and in full broadband fidelity”, say researchers at Brown University in the US.
A clinical trial of the BrainGate technology involved a small transmitter that connects to a person’s brain motor cortex.
Trial participants with paralysis used the system to control a tablet computer, the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering reports.
The participants were able to achieve similar typing speeds and point-and-click accuracy as they could with wired systems.
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