What is Brain Gate??
It is a brain implant system developed by a bio-tech company with the partnership with the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University.
Basically, Its nothing but a mind to movement system that is it allows a quadriplegic or paralysis person to operate various Gadgets such as TV, Computer, Lights, Fans, etc. . ..
It is believed that this technology will also be used in Gaming Field too. .. i.e. a person can play a Game using his mind! Sounds so interesting right 😀
During paralysis what basically happens is the brain generates the signals but these signals do not reach the intended muscle hence the muscles do not react and thus no movement is observed.
Well !!! a solution to this problem can be by a direct interaction between the brain and appliance thus no muscle movement is required to get the work done. The brain can directly do it, the user must only be equipped with this brain gate system.
The Brain gate neural interface device is a brain computer interface that consists of an internal neural signal sensor and external processors that convert neural signals into an output signal under the user’s own control. These sensor consists of a tiny chip smaller than a baby aspirin, with 96 electrodes sensors each thinner than a hair that detects brain cell electrical activity.
How are these signals transmitted?
When a work is done through any part of the body then an electric signal is created in the brain>>>this electric signal is captured by the electrodes and is transmitted to the digitalizer>>> The digitizerconverts the signal into some 0’s and 1’s and that is fed into the computer >>> Thus a new path for propagation of brain commands from the brain to the computer via brain gate are created >>> Now when external devices are connected to the computer then they work according to the thought produced in the motor cortex.
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What can you do with Brain Gate:
- Turn on or off the lights on your room
- Check and read E-mails
- Play games in computer
- Use your PC
- Control a robotic Arm
- Watch and control your Television