Paralyzed Patients Can Now Control Android Tablets With Their Minds

Brain implants

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. For years, the BrainGate collaboration has been working to develop the neuroscience and neuroengineering know-how to enable people who have lost motor abilities to control external devices just by thinking about the movement of their own arm or hand. The ability to more freely communicate may be worth having surgery and getting a brain implant.

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