New Stent-like Electrode Allows Humans to Operate Computers With Their Thoughts

by David Solomonoff

First humans to receive a “stentrode” demonstrate that home brain-computer interface systems are feasible:

Researchers have been experimenting for over 15 years with sensing human brain activity and converting it directly into computer commands. Most of these systems involve open brain surgery and leave hardware protruding from the head so that the systems can be studied in labs. It’s highly experimental, and only a handful of people have had it done.

The stentrode offers a less intrusive way to get electrodes to the brain. The device is squeezed into a catheter and placed in the jugular vein in the neck.

Source: New Stent-like Electrode Allows Humans to Operate Computers With Their Thoughts – IEEE Spectrum

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