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Resource id #4 Revolutionary technology for people with brain and spinal injuries - Volume 4 Issue 15: Disability News and Information Service for India

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Volume 4 Issue 15 - August 01, 2006

Revolutionary technology for people with brain and spinal injuries

D.N.I.S. News Network – The scientific dream of using brain power to move or speak is now within reach, according to two studies on brain-computer interface technology published in the science journal ‘Nature’.

The researchers have stated that advances in neuromotor prosthetics could offer a revolutionary way for people with brain or spinal injuries to move, communicate and manipulate objects.

In another study on monkeys, Krishna Shenoy and Gopal Santhanam of Stanford University, discovered that they could speed up data transmission using neuromotor prosthetics, so that paralysed people could communicate at a speed of 15 words per minute. Despite the advances in neuromotor prosthetics, the technology is not yet ready for widespread use.

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