The brain-reading devices helping paralysed people to move, talk and touch

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April 20 2022
Liam Drew (creator)
James Johnson (contributor)
California Institute Of Technology (CalTech) (contributor)
Paradromics, Inc. (contributor)
Matt Angle (contributor)
Brown University (contributor)
Leigh Hochberg (contributor)
Case Western Reserve University (contributor)
Bolu Ajiboye (contributor)
University Of Pittsburgh (contributor)
Robert A. Gaunt (contributor)
Jennifer L. Collinger (contributor)
Richard E. Andersen (contributor)
Tyson Aflalo (contributor)
University Of California, San Francisco (contributor)
Edward Chang (contributor)
Stanford University (contributor)
Krishna Shenoy (contributor)
Frank Willett (contributor)
University Of Tübingen (contributor)
Ujwal Chaudhary (contributor)
University Of Washington (contributor)
Amy Orsborn (contributor)
Florian Solzbacher (contributor)
Thomas Oxley (contributor)
Synchron Inc. (contributor)
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Journal Article
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"Johnson’s rehabilitation team introduced him to researchers from the nearby California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, who invited him to join a clinical trial of a brain–computer interface (BCI). This would first entail neurosurgery to implant two grids of electrodes into his cortex. These electrodes would record neurons in his brain as they fire, and the researchers would use algorithms to decode his thoughts and intentions. The system would then use Johnson’s brain activity to operate computer applications or to move a prosthetic device. All told, it would take years and require hundreds of intensive training sessions."
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