Friday, November 20, 2009
Tweeting with Your Brain
"Locked in syndrome" is a condition where an individual is fully conscious but unable to communicate due to complete body paralysis. The condition is a bit different than ALS (Lou Gherig's disease) but with similar devastating effects.
Adam Wilson, however, has developed a novel method which may one day allow such people full communication abilities — by merely thinking to use Twitter. While wearing a cap with electrodes monitoring changes in brain activity, Wilson is able to tell the computer which character he wants to select, eventually forming a 'tweet'.
Here's a video.