Brain implant enables paralysed woman to speak 78 words a minute

08/11/2023 | Nature

An article in nature looks at the progress being made in the advancing field of neurotechnology

The article highlights research into a brain-computer interface (BCI) that allows a woman to speak through an avatar that looks like her. By recording her neural activity as she imagined speaking certain words, the team established the corresponding activity patterns for each word and the facial movements she would use to vocalise them. The system can convert speech to text at 78 words per minute, approaching the average of 150 words per minute for regular speech. In addition, the avatar was programmed to speak in Ann's voice, based on a recording of a speech she made at her wedding. The study is one of several that have boosted excitement about implantable BCIs. Commercialisation, however, is still a long way off. The article also examines efforts to decode the brain, wearable brain-reading devices and efforts to guide and regulate neurotechnology.

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Brain-computer interface, BCI, neurotechnology

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