Sunday, March 27, 2011

BrainGate Turning Thought into Action


For people with locked-in syndrome - the inability to move and to speak despite being fully awake and alert (for example, due to brainstem injury or ALS) - restoration of easy communication is a priority. Our research team is developing technologies that would re-enable the ability to control a cursor on a computer screen or to type on a virtual keyboard, simply by thinking about the movement of one's own hand (for example, as if controlling a computer mouse). Initial progress toward this can be seen at:
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Research supported by:

Rehabilitation R&D Service, Department of Veterans Affairs logo National Institutes of Health logo National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering logo The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development logo National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders logo National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke logo  
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