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Cyberkinetics gives BrainGate update:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems (Foxborough, Massachusetts) has presented additional data supporting the use of its BrainGate Neural Interface System. The system is designed to convert brain cell impulses to computer signals that can be used to control a variety of equipment. Dr John Donoghue, Cyberkinetics' co-founder and chief scientific officer, told the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Atlanta, Georgia, that significant progress has been achieved in the development of neural signal-control filters that improve the speed and accuracy of the patient's cursor control. These improvements have resulted in one patient, quadriplegic after a brain stem stroke, being able to operate a commercially available communication device as well as control a motorised wheelchair by thought alone. Preliminary data on the device was released at the American Spinal Cord Injury Association meeting earlier this year (see Clinica No 1214, p20).

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