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Monday, 17 November 2014 06:36

American scientist involved in the restoration of the brain after injury, is working on an interface "brain - the computer", which will allow paralyzed people to communicate with their loved ones, their thoughts, they will be able to display.

Jonathan Wolpaw engaged in rehabilitation of patients with brain injuries, the medical center Uedsvort in Albany (NY) has invented a system that allows you to read brain signals and display them on the computer monitor, writes The Verge.

The system looks simple: the subject wears a hat similar to swimming: its tissue permeated gel-filled electrodes. Then the person is asked to concentrate on one of the letters in the images that flash at different rates. Thus, electrodes, fixing activity of the brain, allow the computer to determine which letter "attracts" more attention. The process of "printing" of words is still very slow: the choice of letters by concentrating on it occupies a quarter of a minute. But this - a huge step forward, for example, for patients who have paralyzed the whole body.


"With the development of life-support systems, such as mechanical ventilation devices, people with severe paralysis may exist for many years - said Wolpaw. - However, a great tragedy for them is the inability to communicate. When they can not express their thoughts, no sense to live on. "

Communicating with like - a fundamental need of our species; impossible without the full development of children and normal adult life. Prolonged isolation leads to cognitive disorders, anxiety and depression, poor physical health. Therefore, the ability to maintain a conversation, even through the computer screen, literally saves lives.


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