The president of Blackrock Neurotech says the company’s brain-computer interface, designed for people who are paralysed, could be available in 2022 if regulators approve it
24 December 2021
A brain implant that lets people who are unable to speak because of paralysis communicate by thought could go on sale for the first time in 2022.
The technology, known as a brain-computer interface, involves a small electrode that is put permanently into the brain to detect neural signals, allowing people to control a computer. It has seen success in research studies, including in recognising people’s wishes to move a computer cursor and imagining writing letters by hand.
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