Start-up attempts to convert Prof Hawking's brainwaves into speech

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Start-up attempts to convert Prof Hawking's brainwaves into speech

Post  wyatt1 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:22 pm

An American scientist is to unveil details of work on the brain patterns of Prof Stephen Hawking which he says could help safeguard the physicist's ability to communicate.

Prof Philip Low said he eventually hoped to allow Prof Hawking to "write" words with his brain as an alternative to his current speech system which interprets cheek muscle movements.

Prof Low said the innovation would avert the risk of locked-in syndrome.

Intel is working on an alternative.

Prof Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963. In the 1980s he was able to use slight thumb movements to move a computer cursor to write sentences.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18749963




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Post  Guest on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:26 pm

The fear is that Prof Hawking could ultimately lose the ability to
communicate by body movement, leaving his brain effectively "locked in"
his body.

That's fúcking terrifying.

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Post  wyatt1 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:29 pm

Queen of Hearts wrote:The fear is that Prof Hawking could ultimately lose the ability to
communicate by body movement, leaving his brain effectively "locked in"
his body.

That's fúcking terrifying.


It really is!!
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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:29 pm

They tried something similar with the late Jockey Wilson - convert speech to brainwaves but they got nothing.

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Post  Tess on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:40 pm

Caramel101 wrote:They tried something similar with the late Jockey Wilson - convert speech to brainwaves but they got nothing.

lol!

Don't think Hawking will go for this, he's paranoid - always looking over his shoulder.
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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:21 pm

lol! Very good.

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Post  guest .. on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:23 pm

What if he has erotic thoughts?, the whole world might see his dirty mind lol!.

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