Materialize your dreams: your thoughts become actions!


Article by Chiara Scarpitti, Patrizia Ranzo & Marina Melone

The term “Direct Neural Interface” (DNI) or “Brain-Computer Interfaces” (BCI) designate a “communication system” between man and the “machine”, a system that creates a link between the human bran and the computer. Thanks to a “smart helmet”, the electrical signals coming from various parts of our “main engine”, the brain, will be read and sent to a computer. Thus, every thought correlating with a specifical brain activity that is recognized by the software, results in a specific instruction. Will it be possible, in a near future, to replace mouse and keyboard by using our thoughts? Will we be able to create implants that can make subjects with disabling motor disorders autonomous again? What about give voice to those who lost it?

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