New brain device gives voice hope to paralysed

New Delhi, August 25, 2023.

Scientists have developed a device that can translate paralysed people’s brain signals into words at faster speeds than before, a step towards restoring communication to people with severe paralysis.

The brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) are capable of decoding brain activity into speech faster, more accurately and covering larger vocabulary than existing technologies, the researchers said.

People with neurological disorders, including brainstem stroke or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often face speech loss due to paralysis of muscles.