Items Tagged ‘mind-machine interface’

December 9, 2009

Mayo technology could be life-changing for amputees

By Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic scientists in Jacksonville, Fla., have tested a “mind-machine interface” that might someday let people speak or move artificial limbs just by thinking a command.   Patient volunteers made a letter of the alphabet appear on a computer screen simply by thinking about it.   Researchers worldwide have done similar work with scalp electrodes, […]

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Tags: amputees, electrodes, mind-machine interface

December 8, 2009

Mind-Machine Breakthrough: People Type With Just Thoughts

By Kelley Luckstein

By focusing on images of letters, people with electrodes in their brains can type with just their minds, scientists now reveal. These findings make up one more step on the road to mind-machine interfaces that may one day help people communicate with just their thoughts. Researchers have recently employed brain scans to see numbers and […]

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Tags: EEG, electroencephalography, mind-machine interface

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