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A tetraplegic patient navigates a thought-controlled wheelchair
Tetraplegic Patients Take Mind-Controlled Wheelchair for a Spin
The mobility device interprets its paralyzed user’s thoughts to steer through cluttered spaces, a study reports.
Tetraplegic Patients Take Mind-Controlled Wheelchair for a Spin
Tetraplegic Patients Take Mind-Controlled Wheelchair for a Spin

The mobility device interprets its paralyzed user’s thoughts to steer through cluttered spaces, a study reports.

The mobility device interprets its paralyzed user’s thoughts to steer through cluttered spaces, a study reports.

BCI
woman entering MRI machine on platform
Researchers Report Decoding Thoughts from fMRI Data
Grace van Deelen | Oct 20, 2022 | 5 min read
A method appears to be the first to noninvasively reconstruct language from brain activity.
Electrode array, with needle-like electrodes facing upward
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 24, 2022 | 4 min read
The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.
an illustration of a man with electrodes in his brain thinking about writing the word "hello," and the word appearing on a computer screen
Brain-Computer Interface User Types 90 Characters Per Minute with Mind
Shawna Williams | May 13, 2021 | 4 min read
The experimental system, developed and tested in just one patient so far, relies on brain signals associated with handwriting to achieve the fastest communication yet seen with BCI.
a mockup of an at-home COVID-19 test in development
Top Technical Advances of 2020
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2020 | 3 min read
The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.
The Interfacing Brain
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2020 | 1 min read
 Watch entrepreneur Connor Russomanno talk about his work on brain-computer interfaces.
image of two small electronic patches embedded in a brain
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2019 | 3 min read
The surprising finding comes courtesy of two study participants with implanted electrode arrays that record activity at single-neuron resolution.
Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless
Bob Grant | Dec 18, 2014 | 1 min read
A paralyzed woman has used mind power and a robotic arm wirelessly connected to her brain to achieve the most dexterous movement yet accomplished with BMI.
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