Medical innovation allows you to work with the iPad through the mind!
Although it seems very supernatural, researchers have apparently managed to find a way to control an iPad with the power of the mind.
This news may remind you of the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it is true; Researchers have found a way to send messages to your iPhone or iPad even with the power of your mind. A company known as Synchron has even received FDA approval to conduct clinical trials on this issue.
The goal is to help patients struggling with ALS ( Abbreviation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, helped them communicate with others. The aforementioned disease causes progressive and irreparable damage to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system and causes the affected person to suffer general paralysis. By providing the brain and also making a device called Synchron Switch, it is possible to help such patients to be able to send messages to iPhone or iPad. This device works with sensors called Stentrode, which are implanted through blood vessels in the upper part of the patient's brain. This is done with a relatively mild invasive method, without the need for long-term brain surgeries.
When this device is placed inside the brain, the sensors are controlled wirelessly using a device called Synchron Switch. be. This device is placed on the patient's chest and must be there permanently. At present, the studies conducted on people have shown that four people have had this device on their chest for more than a year and have not faced any particular problem. In general, Synchron company will test this achievement on 6 people. In the meantime, Rodney Gorham, a retired software salesman from Melbourne, Australia is the first person to do this test with his iPad.
For example, if Gorham, who has ALS, thinks about tapping his foot, his iPad will receive a signal that his finger has touched the screen. Gillian Hayes, one of the professors at the University of California, says Synchron has achieved great technology. He said: "What makes this project amazing is that they have done something very innovative and attached it to something completely standard." Using Apple's ecosystem for this experiment is very happy because the company's products are sold all over the world and are very popular. He further added that over time, patients who cannot convey their messages to others will be able to convey these messages to iPads or iPhones and finally to other people with their thoughts. He also noted that reaching the mature version of this technology is a long way ahead.
Although ALS is a difficult disease, fortunately it does not take away the brain and thinking power from the patient. As a result, by using a new technology that we hope will reach maturity as soon as possible, the abilities that are not covered by this disease can be used to bypass its limitations.
What do you think about this fateful technology?