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Research claims brain implant helps woman with MND

Researchers in the Netherlands, recently highlighted the success of their “fully implanted brain-computer interface.”

Posted : 16/11/2016

The “interface” is said to act as a line of communication between patients, who can no longer speak, write or type, and the outside world.

The new case study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Saturday, said that a new form of brain implant is helping mother of three, Hanneke de Bruijne, regain control of her communication, by giving her the ability to compose entire sentences directly from her brain.

However, comments from Karen Pearce of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Kevin Talbot from the University of Oxford, provide a cautious response for its potential application in the UK. Read more.