Adam Wilson, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, has developed a way to post messages on Twitter using electrical impulses generated by thought. No fingers, no keyboards – just ‘thought’.
This is possible through a fitted hat with electrodes that monitor brain activity, hooked up to a computer flashing letters on a screen. And ‘voila’ – your brain is now posting tweets online.
Why? The lab believes that this new development could be a lifeline for people with “locked-in syndrome”. People whose brains function normally but who cannot speak or move because of injury or disease.
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