Doctor establishes brain-computer interface lab

“Jana S. stares at letters flashing on a screen; her only movement is inside her head, as letter by painstaking letter she begins to type”

Sounds like a scene from the movies? Well apparently not.

Algoma University has joined a small group of learning centres worldwide, researching how to get a computer to read one’s mind, “The literature likes to say a brain-computer interface does not read your mind. But on a technical level, the computer is recognizing brain patterns,” said George Townsend, an AU associate professor in the department of computer science and mathematics.”

While the technology is still in its infancy, it is something to look forward to – a hope for patients with neurodegenerative disease such as amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or a car crash victim with spinal paralysis.

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