Thoughts turned into text
Two implanted electrode arrays record the brain activity produced by thinking about writing letters. This information is then collected and processed in real-time by a computer, which converts that data into words on a screen.
Image courtesy of Shenoy lab & Erika Woodrum (artist)
In the Press
Composing thoughts: mental handwriting produces brain activity that can be turned into text
BY:NIH / NINDS
Summary: NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded project could help people with paralysis to communicate.