BrainGate After 1,000 Days: Paralyzed Woman Controls Computer With Her Thoughts

BrainGate: One Thousand Days With a Brain Implant
BrainGate: One Thousand Days With a Brain Implant

“This proof of concept — that after 1,000 days a woman who has no functional use of her limbs and is unable to speak can reliably control a cursor on a computer screen using only the intended movement of her hand — is an important step for the field,” said Dr. Leigh Hochberg, a Brown engineering associate professor, VA rehabilitation researcher, visiting associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, and director of the BrainGate pilot clinical trial at MGH.

Read more about some of the patients involved in the BrainGate research here.

This program aired on March 24, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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