New OHSU brain-wave technology allows users to speak their minds
New OHSU Brain-Wave Technology Allows Users to Speak
- Name of the technology: New OHSU brain-wave technology allows users to speak their minds
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- Minimal physical requirements: The patient has to be able to think. Brain should be working.
OHSU scientists this week unveiled a remarkable new technology that they’re developing — technology that allows completely paralyzed people who have no ability to speak or write to communicate through their brain waves.
The scientists demonstrated the “brain computer interface” system at a national conference this week in Portland — with the help of a Portland man, Greg Bieker, who was severely disabled by a stroke 16 years ago and who has been working with the team to develop the system.
A range of television and broadcast stations, including Oregon Public Broadcasting, did pieces on the system, which is supported by a five-year National Institutes of Health grant.