Panorama Logo

On Air

Brain device allows those with upper body paralysis to control computers

stentrode-pic

Human trials of the Stentrode, a small brain device inserted next to the motor cortex, has allowed patients with paralysis to use computers and mobile phones with just their minds.

Bec Jordan spoke with Dr Nicholas Opie, CTO of Synchron Australia, and Dr Gethin Thomas, Executive Director of Research at Motor Neurone Disease Australia to get an understanding of the device, and how it differs from existing communications aids.

Guests

Dr Nicholas Opie, CTO of Synchron Australia
Dr Gethin Thomas, Executive Director and Researcher at Motor Neurone Disease Australia

Contributors

Bec Jordan

More by Panorama

12423832-4x3-xlarge

Chronic disadvantage found among social housing tenants

The first report of longitudinal study Maximising Impact has highlighted the chronic, often lifelong disadvantage experienced by social housing tenants, revealing complex […]

sidebar_cal_thumb

Beyond the headline: Youth workers respond to Mary’s Group

Mary’s Group owners defended comments made in their podcast The Fat, calling some youth hospitality workers “self-entitled, little f-s”. Their discussion was […]

News Talk_Pano Presents - TEMPLATE (1)

News Talks #17: Casual employment leaves uni staff vulnerable to wage theft

Reporters Laura Green and Holly Mark spoke with Annette Herrera from the University of Melbourne – a co-convener of the University‚Äôs Casuals […]