Brain-control technology could help people with disabilities

12/31/2009 | CNN

Researchers say advancements in brain-control technology hold promise for improving the lives of people with disabilities. Georgia Tech University's BrainLab director, who developed an intelligent-design wheelchair operated by a user's brain activity, is working on a system that uses neural implants to help people who are paralyzed communicate their thoughts through a computer. Other researchers are working on devices similar to cochlear implants that could provide vision for people who cannot see.

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