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Scientists connect brains and computers through veins

04-Nov-2020

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A team of scientists managed to connect a human brain to a Windows 10 computer.

Researchers achieved the feat by inserting electrodes through the jugular vein in the neck and pushing them up to the brain’s primary motor cortex.

Electrodes could detect brain signals and feed them back to a computer.

The approach was successfully tested on two people with the disease ALS.

The participants undertook training to control multiple mouse-click actions, including zoom and left-click.

Used in combination with an eye-tracker for cursor navigation, participants achieved Windows 10 operating system control.

“The motor system is going to deliver therapy for people who are paralysed” -Thomas Oxley, lead author of the study.

Research by University of Melbourne publishes in Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.

A less invasive approach of brain-computer interface than Neuralink

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Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Peer review journal for scientific research to the field of neurointerventional surgery

Thomas Oxley

CEO of Synchron, Co-head Vascular Bionics laboratory at the University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Leading public university in Australia