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PC-controlled brain implants are here and 'the reality is people need this technology'

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Remember the brain-to-computer device that Valve’s billionaire owner Gabe Newell was raving about? (opens in new tab)He coined the term “flesh peripheral” for human limbs, saying they are perfect for making immersive games.? Just last month such a device was indeed implanted (installed?) in the human brain, but rather than being used for larger-than-life games, the technology was made accessible to those who needed it. This is to make it easier.

This first Brain Computer Interface (BCI), from a company called Synchron, is an endovascular device that means no invasive brain surgery to implant. The point of this device is to allow patients with severe paralysis to control digital devices hands-free. You literally move your mouse cursor with just your thoughts.