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A device that could help paralysis patients control computers with their thoughts

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Synchron Inc., a brain-computer interface company, is entering clinical trials for its implants in the U.S.

The company plans to place a device called Stentrode, which is smaller than a matchstick, in the brain to help paralyzed patients control digital devices like computer cursors through their thoughts. The implant works by communicating via a tiny wire with a second implant in the chest. A transmitter then sends signals to a computer outside the body, near the patient.

If the study is successful it's estimated that a Synchron device could be on the market in about three to five years. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-28/elon-musk-neuralink-competitor-announces-fda-trial-for-brain-device

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Haroon Shahab @ 2021.08.13 3:20 AM
Stentrode will give a new life to the paralyzed patient. Best of luck 

Atchara @ 2021.08.13 3:20 AM
Can't wait to see how it works!


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