New Brain Implant Turns Visualized Letters into Text
The next Georgia Steele book will come out at the end of 2022. I thought it might be fun to start sharing the scientific research behind this book.
In May 2021, Scientific American published a summary of a longer article in Nature which describes a brain implant that could let individuals with impaired limb movement create text using the mind, and compared that to literal texting. In summary ...
Brain-computer interfaces under development can restore movement and communication to people who have paralysis. A new study in Nature describes a brain implant that could let individuals with impaired limb movement create text using the mind. The researchers combined artificial-intelligence software with electrodes implanted in the brain of a man with full-body paralysis. Their technique allowed the study subject to mentally type 90 characters per minute with high accuracy.
Such technology could potentially benefit millions of people worldwide who cannot type or speak because of impaired limbs or vocal muscles.
Find the entire article here.