October 13, 2004

Man-Machine Interface 2 

I was still thinking about the wired rats, when another bombshell lands: with the help of sensors implanted in his brain and connected to a computer, a quadriplegic man could play a videogame using only his thought. The system is still crude: only a few neurons can be tapped, and wires must pass through a hole in the skull, but it's a breakthrough anyway.

The military (as DARPA) of course in very interested in this kind of devices, for the possibility of hands-free piloting of vehicles and similar applications.

We'll see great things in the Brain-Machine Interface field, and probably quite soon.


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