Australian scientists have managed to connect the human brain to a Windows 10 computer by running cables through blood vessels. In this method, which was tested on two people with ALS, the human brain successfully controlled the computer with the power of thought. With this method people with paralysis will be treated.
According to the Independent’s report, scientists from the University of Melbourne managed to connect the human brain to a Windows 10 operating system by running cables through blood vessels.
The researchers achieved this by inserting electrodes into the carotid artery in the neck and pushing them into the primary motor cortex of the brain.
When the electrodes got here, he was able to settle on the blood vessel wall and pick up the brain signals and transmit them to the computer.
The approach, first theorized in 2016, was successfully tested on two patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a degenerative disease.
The participants were able to control the computer mice connected to their brains through thoughts. The study’s findings were published last week in an article in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.
In the article “Participants received machine learning-assisted training to use the wirelessly transmitted EK signal in an attempt to control multiple mouse clicks. Participants were able to manage their daily activities using the Windows 10 operating system. , using an eye tracking system for cursor routing “. . ” has been stated.
USED ALONE AT HOME
While the first participant was able to use the brain-computer interface technology without supervision at home after 86 days, the second participant was able to use the system at home after 71 days of supervision.
The new method offers a less invasive approach (operations that interfere with the integrity of the body) than previously tested brain-computer interfaces such as Elon Musk’s Neuralink initiative.
In one of the presentations of the technology in question this year, Musk introduced a chip that can be inserted by taking a piece from the skull.
IT WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE TREATMENT
Researchers at the University of Melbourne intend to commercialize their methods through the Synchron company.
The study’s lead author and CEO of Synchron, Assoc. Dr. Thomas Oxley in his explanation to Wired “This motor system will treat people with paralysis” continued as follows “When we start working on other parts of the brain, we will see how this technology expands the processing capacity of the brain.