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Sunday, April 03, 2005



Computers Obeying Brain Signals


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A quadriplegic man in Massachusetts has shown he can change TV channels, turn room lights on and off, open and close a robotic hand and sort through messages in a mock e-mail program.

Seven paralyzed patients near Stuttgart, Germany, have been surfing the Internet and writing letters to friends from their homes.


Kinda reminds me of "The Borg" if you ask me.



More examples of this technology being used.

At a lab in Switzerland, two healthy volunteers learned to steer a 2-inch, two-wheeled robot — sort of like a tiny wheelchair — through a dollhouse-sized floor plan.

And at labs in several universities, monkeys operate mechanical arms with just their brains. At the University of Pittsburgh, a monkey can feed itself chunks of zucchini and orange slices this way.


Hmm...very interesting. I don't think I would have this installed inside of me anytime soon though...




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