January 29, 2019
In the United States, they designed a device that is able to reconstruct the words a person is hearing and transmitting while reading the brain activity.
The creation was carried out by neural University of columbia. The novelty consists of a system capable of reading the thought and immediately transforming it into verbal language.
Technology has been able to reconstruct the words a person is listening to and express them through a robotic voice, monitoring brain activity.
The achievement was published in the renowned magazine "Scientific reports" and generates that they begin to implement communication processes for those who can not speak, as those who suffer Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and also for future devices that would allow you to communicate directly with computers through thought.
"Our voice allows us to connect with friends, family and the rest of the world, so losing it because of illness or injury is so devastating." With this study, we present a potential way to restore that power. right technology, the thoughts of these people can be decoded and understood by whom he hears ", explained the research director, Nima Mesgarani.
Zora, the robot that cares for and accompanies the elderly, is a rage in the world.
In addition, the professional added: "We asked epileptic patients who had already had brain surgery to hear the phrases spoken by different people while we measured the patterns of brain activity".
The work team plans to test the future with the most complicated words and phrases and even aspires that his system be part of an implant similar to those used with certain patients with epilepsy that translate the user's thoughts directly into words.
"That would give someone who has lost his ability to speak, be it an injury or illness, a new opportunity to connect with the world", concluded the woman.