How the Clinical Trial, BrainGate, Transforms the Human Brain into a Computer Interface and What That Means For Quadriplegics, With Dr. Ajiboye

How the Clinical Trial, BrainGate, Transforms the Human Brain into a Computer Interface and What That Means For Quadriplegics, With Dr. Ajiboye

Imagine having a spinal cord injury that prevents you from performing everyday tasks without assistance. Though your brain is still intact, you can’t hold and sip your morning coffee or even grip your bagel and raise it to your mouth.

Now imagine, after living that way for nine years, a computer chip in your brain makes it possible to feed yourself again.

That is exactly what the clinical trial, Braingate has achieved. Tune in to hear Dr. AjiBoye explain. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll discover:

  • What “functional electrical stimulation” is and how it’s being used to bypass injured spinal cords to restore movement.
  • How algorithms are learning to read people’s minds.
  • The true-life story of the quadriplegic man who fed himself mashed potatoes after being paralyzed for nine years.

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