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July 27, 2009

Brain-Computer Interface Technology

Researchers at the University of Washington are researching Brain-Computer Interface technology with the goal of connecting people with computing devices through brainwaves. It may sound like science fiction, but researchers have already demonstrated that brainwaves can be decoded and fed to computers which are programmed to understand them. In 2002, a neurologist name Eric Leuthardt and a biological engineer named Daniel Moran developed video games that can be played by a human imagining an action. Now Leuthardt and other researchers are working on ways to decode human thoughts encoded as speech in the mind with the goal of changing the way we interact with computers and other devices, including prosthetic limbs.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at July 27, 2009 1:11 AM
category: Design & Engineering

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