Hey, everybody!! Today’s blog is a short news post about Stanford University developing a brain-computer interface that is greater than any brain-computer interface before. This interface will allow people with paralysis to type on a computer faster than before. It uses an onscreen matrix of letters to show how fast a person with full paralysis can type with their brains.
The interface was tested by two ALS patients, and one patient with a Spinal Cord injury. There generated movements in their brains were interpreted and typed out on the screen. One of the testers was able to type thirty-nine characters per minute without word completion software. If it was paired with word completion software patients would probably type much faster. Although, before that happens a lot more testing has to be done.
This is so exciting! I know so many people that would benefit from this. For more on this story please check out