Paralysed man uses ‘mindwriting’ brain computer to compose sentences

Paralysed man uses ‘mindwriting’ brain computer to compose sentences

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By: Ian Sample Science editor | Paralysed man uses ‘mindwriting’ brain computer to compose sentences | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Man, known as T5, was able to write 18 words a minute with more than 94% accuracy on individual letters

A man who was paralysed from the neck down in an accident more than a decade ago has written sentences using a computer system that turns imagined handwriting into words.

It is the first time scientists have created sentences from brain activity linked to handwriting and paves the way for more sophisticated devices to help paralysed people communicate faster and more clearly.

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