NEW YORK, BRONX (ORDO News) –American scientists have created a small implant that can translate thoughts into understandable speech.
Until now, this technology required bulky equipment, but now, thanks to a small implant the size of a postage stamp, people will be able to communicate again.
This neural interface has the potential to restore the ability to communicate at a speed of up to 150 words per minute, which is almost double the capabilities of existing devices.
The scientific project involved the use of 256 microscopic sensors on medical plastic placed on the surface of the brain. These implants were tested on four volunteers who made a series of sounds while the device recorded brain activity.
Using sensor data, scientists trained a machine learning algorithm to recognize brain signals, achieving an 84% identification rate for some sounds.
However, the average recognition accuracy was 40%, which is not yet ideal, but is an important step towards excellent results.
The scientists plan to continue their work to improve the accuracy and efficiency of this technology so that in the future it can help more people facing speech loss due to various neurological conditions.
News agencies contributed to this report, edited and published by ORDO News editors.
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