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Published: 26 Jan 2023
Updated: 24 Jan 2023
A revolutionary endovascular brain-computer interface for facilitating daily life: new hope for patients with paralysis
The use of brain-computer interface (BCI) technology for hand-free control of computers navigated only by thoughts is becoming more common.
In a case series of 4 patients with severe paralysis, wireless devices were implanted via catheter and connected to subcutaneous electronic units. No adverse events, vessel occlusion or device migration were reported. Through a stable bandwidth signal, all patients were able to control a computer using only their thoughts.
According to the authors, results from this study demonstrate the ability to record neural signals from blood vessels and highlight the efficacy of a BCI model for people with paralysis needing to perform daily tasks