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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Brain-Machine Interfaces

Scientists Connect Brain to a Basic Tablet—Paralyzed Patient Googles With Ease

Shelly Fan | October 25, 2015

For patient T6, 2014 was a happy year.
That was the year she learned to control a Nexus tablet with her brain waves, and literally took her life quality from 1980s DOS to modern era Android OS.
A brunette lady in her early 50s, patient T6 suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), which causes progressive motor neuron damage. Mostly paralyzed from the neck down, T6 retains her sharp wit, love for red lipstick and miraculous green thumb. What she didn’t have, until recently, was the ability to communicate with the outside world.

A woman using a brain- computer interface (BCI) at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Germany.  Source:

<more at; related links: (Brain-computer interaction: Transforming our networked future? 2015) and (A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly. A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. January 14, 2015)>

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