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Biomedical Engineering’s Bolu Ajiboye discussed advances in brain-computer interfaces

The brain-reading devices helping paralyzed people to move, talk and touch

Nature: Bolu Ajiboye, associate professor of biomedical engineering, talked about advances in brain-computer interfaces (BCI), including implanting electrodes that directly stimulate the muscles of a person’s own limbs and have the BCI directly control them. “If you can capture the native cortical signals related to controlling hand movements, you can essentially bypass the spinal-cord injury to go directly from brain to periphery,” he said.