In a new study presented in the journal Nature, scientists are about to create a decoder to turn the thoughts of silent subjects into words.
This new innovation not yet finalized can help people with stroke or other paralysis. According to a study published on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, researchers are working hard to get a transformer decoder signals the brain in words. This decoder can reproduce computer generated synthetic words from brain signals that activate corresponding movements in the mouth, indicating Future Science. Today, innovation is in its infancy. His achievement could improve the communication of patients who have become asses by accident with their entourage.
O "The goal is to create a technique to restore communication to patients who are unable to speak, either because of neurological problems such as stroke or illnesses, such as certain types of cancer. ."Edward Chang, a neurosurgeon at the University of California, told AFP, one of the authors of the study.
A device to improve
For an experimental phase, the researchers implanted electrodes on the brain surface of five patients treated for epilepsy. But the test did not give a positive result because the subject must first articulate the words before the computer understands them. As a result, the technology will not be available to people who can not move their lips. However, the experiment allowed researchers at the University of California to identify the parts of the brain responsible for speech.
Edward Chang hopes that, in the long run, this system will be a hope for spill victims.