Researchers have developed and trademarked the Stentrode, an implantable brain computer that allows patients with paralysis to resume everyday tasks like emailing, texting and online banking. Findings from the first-in-human study conducted on patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS ), were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. "This is a breakthrough moment for the field of brain-computer interfaces. We are excited to report that we have delivered a fully implantable, take home, wireless technology that does not require open brain surgery, which functions to restore freedoms for people with severe disability," Thomas Oxley, MD, PHD, told EurekAlert.

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