New Record: Paralyzed Man Uses Brain Implant to Type Eight Words Per Minute
“What did you enjoy the most about your trip to the Grand Canyon?” the Stanford researchers asked. In response, a cursor floated across a computer screen displaying a keyboard and confidently picked out one letter at a time. The woman controlling the cursor didn’t have a mouse under her hand, though. She’s paralyzed due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease) and can’t move her hands. Instead, she steered the cursor using a chip implanted in her brain.