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 Patients Put on Thinking Caps

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Date posted: 17/01/2005

Work in that brain-computer interface, or BCI, technology has ramped up considerably in the past five years. More than half of the scientific papers on the topic were published in just the past two years.

By connecting their patients' brains directly to a computer, researchers have seen improvement in patients' ability to control a computer.

"Not bad, man, not bad at all," Nagle says in a video as he uses BrainGate to control a hand for the first time since he was stabbed in the neck during a fight at Wessagussett Beach in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The stab wound severed his spine and left him paralyzed and on a respirator.

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