Progress in brain-computer interfaces

posted on March 1, 2007 - 11:06am
Not long ago, the idea of controlling a device with one’s thoughts alone was purely in the realm of science fiction. Until the 1980s, people with complete paralysis, such as from a neuromuscular disease or spinal cord injury, made do with the help of caregivers, call buttons, pointers and alphabet boards. Since the 1980s, computers have revolutionized the lives of many people with disabilities,...

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