In a study conducted by researchers from Brown University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford University, three quadriplegic patients agreed to take part in a clinical trial attempting to restore their ability to communicate digitally. These participants were implanted with a “baby aspirin-sized” device in the motor cortex that can detect signals of intended movement and translate these signals to keyboard and mouse input. This new technology, called BrainGate, is compatible with tablets out of the box.
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