Created by American neurologists device called the iBrain has an algorithm that can teach him to read thoughts paralyzed people. This portable EEG was developed by a group of scientists from Stanford University with the help of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking.
Himself suffering from the disease Charcot, leading to complete paralysis, the famous theoretical physicist decided to provide ludow support promising development. A group of neurologists has registered a change in the electrical impulses of the brain Hawking when he sent the signal to the muscle activity of his limbs, he was asked to imagine how he holds his hand in a fist or moving.
"We saw changes eclectic activity. Receiving samples of signals we can teach our device to translate thoughts paralyzed patients in words that will be written on the screen, or better - to transform thoughts directly into commands for a computer," says the lead author of the study Professor Philip Lowe.
Today was paralyzed due neurodegenerative disease, is the writing system, which registers the twitching muscle in his cheek.
"As a participant in the study, Dr. lo, I am ready to continue to help scientists develop iBrain, and also to promote investment for development, because it will give hope to thousands of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis," said Hawking himself.
Further development of the device will be coming with the participation of a large number of patients with neurodegerative diseases to derive the algorithm of its work.
The presented device is at the first annual Memorial conference name Francis Crick.