July 25, 2006
The BrainGate™ Neural Interface System is currently the subject of a pilot clinical trial being conducted under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) from the FDA. The system is designed to restore functionality for a limited, immobile group of severely motor-impaired individuals. It is expected that people using the BrainGate™ System will employ a personal computer as the gateway to a range of self-directed activities. These activities may extend beyond typical computer functions (e.g., communication) to include the control of objects in the environment such as a telephone, a television and lights.
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This could be a great advance for people with ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease). Until there is a cure, advances such as this are a Godsend for ALS patients.
Posted by: SteveR at July 26, 2006 05:34 AM