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Neural Translation of Imagined Handwritten

Bookmarked Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man’s Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy (ScienceAlert)

A man paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained in 2007 has shown he can communicate his thoughts, thanks to a brain implant system that translates his imagined handwriting into actual text.

So cool! Seems like it could be a very empowering technology.

I could also see tech like this being beneficial to folks without injuries: note taking without actually writing. Especially with a 99% accuracy rate with autocorrect! I feel like this could fit into a sci-fi story I’m writing 🤔

By Tracy Durnell

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