Brain-machine interface reaches 1,000 days of continuous use by patient, scientists continue to ignore my pleas to wire me up to The Matrix

Apparently brain implantations meant to monitor neuron activity don’t last that long.  Patient “S3” was implanted with a 4×4 mm array that allowed her to control a cursor on a computer screen.  1,000 days later, it is still functional.  The high-level goals of the research, from PhysOrg:

“Our objective with the neural interface is to reach the level of performance of a person without a disability using a mouse,” said report lead author John Simeral, a VA researcher and assistant professor of engineering at Brown. “These results highlight the potential for an intracortical neural interface system to provide a person that has locked-in syndrome with reliable, continuous point-and-click control of a standard computer application.”

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