Search Box

Friday, October 2, 2015

Brain-Controlled Cursor

Thought-Controlled Computer Cursor Takes a Leap Forward

Yahoo! Tech | September 28, 2015

Scientists working to perfect a thought-controlled computer cursor said Monday they have achieved their best results yet, and are moving closer to creating a version that paralysis victims can use.

Thought-controlled computer cursor takes a leap forward
The device works twice as fast as in previous trials after American developers found better ways to read brain activity and fine-tuned its hardware and software, according to results published in the journal Nature Medicine.

<more at; related links: (Turning Thought into Action) and (Clinical translation of a high-performance neural prosthesis. Vikash Gilja, Chethan Pandarinath, Christine H. Blabe, Paul Nuyujukian, John D. Simeral, Anish A. Sarma, Brittany L. Sorice, J├ínos A. Perge, Beata Jarosiewicz, Leigh R. Hochberg, Krishna V. Shenoy & Jaimie M. Henderson. Nature Medicine (2015) doi:10.1038/nm.3953. Published online September 28, 2015. [Abstract: Neural prostheses have the potential to improve the quality of life of individuals with paralysis by directly mapping neural activity to limb- and computer-control signals. We translated a neural prosthetic system previously developed in animal model studies for use by two individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who had intracortical microelectrode arrays placed in motor cortex. Measured more than 1 year after implant, the neural cursor-control system showed the highest published performance achieved by a person to date, more than double that of previous pilot clinical trial participants.])>

No comments:

Post a Comment