Until now, we could only witness a technology that puts thoughts into words in science fiction movies. A study by scientists from the University of San Francisco for many years shows that this technology is now is also usable in real life laid out.
for over 10 years a brain implant for putting thoughts into words
The work of scientists working on yielded results, and for the first time in history, a paralyzed patient was able to communicate with people thanks to this implant.
The accuracy rate of the developed implant is 75%
Developed by scientists from the University of San Francisco, this brain implant works a little differently than previous interfaces designed to help paralyzed patients speak. In previous devices, the patient had to select words from a screen via a cursor, but this brain implant allows the patient’s brain to act as a mouth and jaw. activities in regions that stimulate places related to sound is watching. Edward Chang, co-author of the study, that a normal person can write 150-200 words per minute and thanks to this implant, patients can communicate in the closest way to reality.
This brain implant, which will allow paralyzed patients to reconnect with their loved ones, has only been tested on one person for now. Doctors surgically placed this implant in the brain of a paralyzed patient for 15 years, and then over the course of several months, a total of The activity created by 50 different words in the brain observed.
Thanks to the implant, the signals received were deciphered in a short time and the patient began to give clear and lengthy answers to questions such as, “Do you want water?” For now this implant accuracy rate 75%, however, scientists want to add many improvements in this implant, including “auto-correction”, to bring hope to paralyzed patients.