A Paralyzed Man's Brain Waves Converted To Speech By US Scientists
For the first time, US researchers have developed a neuroprosthetic device that translated a paralyzed man’s brain waves into complete sentences successfully, as per a scientific paper published on Thursday.
The invention was applied on a 36-year-old man who experienced a stroke when he was 20 that made him suffered from anarthria, the inability to speak clearly, although his cognitive function had remained undamaged.
According to the past research in this field, the focus was on reading brain waves through electrodes to create mobility prosthetics that permit users to spell out letters.
The new approach was aimed at enabling more quick and organic communication.
However, the idea hadn´t been tried out on a paralyzed patient for proving that it could offer clinical benefit.