December 8, 2009

New technology allows typing with brain waves

By Kelley Luckstein

Scientists from the Mayo Clinic have developed a process using brain waves to type characters on a computer screen, which researchers say is a step toward helping people better control prosthetic limbs.


The experiment at the Jacksonville, Fla., clinic involved two patients with electrodes attached to their brain. The patients were able to type by just thinking about individual letters.


''We were able to consistently predict the desired letters for our patients at or near 100 per cent accuracy,'' said Jerry Shih, the study's lead investigator., 12/7/09

Tags: brain waves, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Neurology

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