Medical Condition of any type makes us uneasy to deal with and it becomes extremely uncomfortable if it comes under serious category and here we are going to talk about paralysis from which thousands of people are suffering around the world, rendering them dependent on others to perform even the most basic tasks.But with Braingate they can gain their bits of lost independence.It is a kind of mind-to-movement system that allows a quadriplegic man to control a computer using only his thoughts . This neural interface system is based on, Cyber kinetics platform technology to sense, transmit, analyze and apply the language of neurons.It works as in – Scientists are to implant tiny computer chips in the brains of paralyzed patients which could ‘read their thoughts’.So it is moreover a brain implant system developed by the bio-tech company‚ Cyber kinetics in conjunction with the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University. It helps in enabling those one with severe paralysis and other neurological conditions to live more productively and independently.
The computer chip, which is implanted into the brain, monitors brain activity in the patient and converts the intention of the user into computer commands. Currently the chip uses about 100 hair-thin electrodes that sense the electro-magnetic signature of neurons firing in specific areas of the brain. Then activity to be done is translated into electrically charged signals and is sent for further decoding by using a program, which can be used to perform actions of moving a robotic arm, a computer cursor, or even a wheelchair by such a technology.This is underlying technology in the neuroport system to enable improved diagnosis and treatment for a number of neurological conditions.This technology is the first human device that has been designed to record, filter, and amplify multiple channels of simultaneously recorded neural activity at a very high spatial and temporal resolution.
All in all brain gate technology platform was designed to provide advantage as many patients with motor impairment have an intact brain that can produce movement commands which patient try to do as in action allowing the brain gate system to create an output signal directly from the brain thus bypassing the route through nerves to the muscles that cannot be used in paralyzed people and finally this technology can be fruitful for such patients .