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Brain device allows those with upper body paralysis to control computers

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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

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