December 9th, 2009

Study: Brain waves ‘write’ on a computer

By Kelley Luckstein

U.S. neuroscientists say they have demonstrated brain waves can be used to type alphanumerical characters on a computer screen.

 

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville, Fla., campus said their study showed that people, by focusing on the letter "q" in a matrix of letters, for example, could "write" the letter on a brain-interfaced computer monitor.

 

"Over 2 million people in the United States may benefit from assistive devices controlled by a brain-computer interface," said Dr. Jerry Shih, who led the research.

 

UPI, 12/9/09

Tags: brain waves, brain-interfaced computer, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Neurology

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