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Lab helps train mind to control objects

Brain-computer interface technology grows rapidly

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It sounds like something from a science fiction novel: cutting edge technology that allows people to control objects with their minds. But there’s nothing futuristic about this technology. At the brain-computer interface lab run by Albany Medical Center and the state Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center, patients are trained to control a device such as a keypad simply by thinking about what they want to do. A similar lab, modeled on the Albany Med/Wadsworth lab, ...


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