Researchers Look to Turn Brain Power into Tweets

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Some might say using your brain to Tweet would ruin Twitter, but University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wadsworth Center (Albany, N.Y.) researchers have good cause for working in this area: They're looking to help improve communications for people whose brains work but are without use of other parts of their bodies typically used to communicate (those with ALS, spinal cord injuries, etc.)

The system translates brain activity into changes on a computer screen that create Tweets.

Check out a video of how the brain interface to Twitter works.

The research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and others.

This story, "Researchers Look to Turn Brain Power into Tweets" was originally published by Network World.

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