September 13, 2010
U. researchers read patient’s thoughts
(SL Tribune) – University of Utah researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of translating brain signals into words, a preliminary step toward technology that could allow severely paralyzed people to turn thoughts into computer-generated words.
In a study published this month, the team decoded spoken words from signals recorded in the brain of a volunteer subject whose cranium was temporarily opened for epilepsy treatment.
“This is proof of concept,” said lead author Bradley Greger, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the U. “We showed that using micro-scale signals in the brain, we could decode speech. Having proved that, we can refine it.”
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