A ‘neuroprosthesis’ restores the ability to speak in a man with cerebral palsy


R. Ibarra




Since being in a car accident in 2003, Bravo1 had not been able to speak. Bravo1, is the name by which it is known, was paralyzed at age 20 by a serious stroke after a terrible accident.

Now, researchers from UC San Francisco (USA), have returned it. In a new in a scientific milestone, researchers have tapped into the speech areas of your brain, allowing you to produce understandable words and sentences simply by trying to say them. When Bravo1 tries to speak, electrodes implanted in his brain transmit signals to a computer that displays them on the screen.

The achievement builds on more than a decade of neurosurgeon efforts Edward Chang to develop a technology

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