'Braingate' Helps People With Paralysis Control Computers, Play Piano With Their MindsPlay
Researchers in Boston and at Brown University, as a part of the research project "Braingate," are using a tiny brain implant to allow severely paralyzed or "locked-in" patients to move a computer cursor with their minds.
The Braingate device picks up non-verbal commands, allowing a person to e-chat, stream music, surf the web, and even play a virtual piano.
Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.
This segment aired on December 3, 2018.