Brain Computing

Many studies have been done to allow patients to control prosthetics and other devices using computers by interfacing signals captured from nerves, muscles, or the brain.  One example in an article posted in September 2010 in MIT Technology Review, the researchers introduced a robotic wheelchair that combined brain control with artificial intelligence to help people maneuver their wheelchairs using only their thoughts. Then an article posted in April 2013 talked about the researchers who are working on how people can control their thoughts to launch an application such as selecting a contact or a song from a playlist or control the power on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.   It is exciting to see the Brain-Computer interface technologies develop, and Assistive Technology groups have opportunities to expand possibilities for people with disabilities.


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