The Gold Coast Bulletin

Implant is write

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A mind-reading machine has allowed a paralysed man to construct sentences on a computer screen by imagining that he is writing them with a pen.

The system uses two implants to pick up the patterns of electrical activity that flicker in the brain when someone thinks about writing a letter of the alphabet, even if they can’t move their hands.

The first person to use it, a 65-year-old American man who was paralysed from the neck down, was able to write 90 characters a minute, double the previous record for a brain-computer interface.

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