Friday, June 11, 2004
Brain implants control external machines.
Human subjects play mind games using a net of sensors implanted in their skulls. This is similar to monkeys playing video games, also with implants. I wonder how long it will be before folks with spinal injury will be independent again with one of these surgeries. I suppose the next step might be a powered exoskeleton to move the patient. After that, they'll have the patient's brain wired to their own muscles with an artificial nervous system.