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Video: Control a computer using your brain

Chip implant picks up electrical impulses

Matthew Nagle was paralysed from the neck down after being stabbed several years ago, but technology gave him hope. He was one of four testing BrainGate, a new technology where a chip that picks up electrical pulses is implanted in the brain.

The chip is implanted just beneath the patient’s skull and is only a few millimeters square. Watch the video below to see Matthew playing a computer game and completing other tasks without the aid of a mouse, a keyboard or a joystick.


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