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All in the mind: The ‘telepathy’ chip that lets you turn on the TV using the power of thought

Posted By admin On September 3, 2009 @ 3:29 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

David Derbyshire
UK Daily Mail [1]
Thursday, Sept 3, 2009

A ‘telepathy’ chip that allows people to control computers, televisions and light switches by the power of thought is being developed by British scientists.

The tiny sensor would sit on the surface of the brain, picking up the electrical activity of nerve cells and passing the signal wirelessly to a receiver on the skull.

The signal would then be used to control a cursor on a computer screen, operate electronic gadgets or steer an electric wheelchair.

The chip is the brainchild of Dr Jon Spratley, 28, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, who developed a prototype during his PhD at Birmingham University.

‘We are just trying to help people with severe communication problems or motor neurone disease – like Dr Stephen Hawking or Christopher Reeve,’ he said.

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