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Brain-computer interface enables completely locked-in patients to communicate for the first time | KurzweilAI
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Brain-computer interface enables completely locked-in patients to communicate for the first time | KurzweilAI

Four advanced ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patients who were “completely locked in” (totally unable to communicate) for years have suddenly broken through in a lab at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, Switzerland — communicating a “yes” or “no” by simply thinking the answers.

The brain–computer interface (BCI) system achieved this remarkable breakthrough by using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure changes in blood oxygen levels in the frontal lobes of the brain.

Source: Brain-computer interface enables completely locked-in patients to communicate for the first time | KurzweilAI