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|Mind-reading Device That Turns Your Thoughts Into Words by Desyner: 12:49am On Apr 19, 2017|
[center]Device accurately guesses what number from 0-9 people are thinking of
Technology could be used to create a 'telepathic typewriter'
This could one-day help handicapped people who struggle to speak
Last year scientists developed a device to reproduce speech from brain recordings to help those with motor disease [/center]
A device that reads people's minds through their brainwaves has been created by scientists. It could lead to an 'easily-operated' machine that links up to smartphones in the next five years. This image shows the collection of 'EEG' brainwave data by the researchers during their study
A device that reads people's minds through their brainwaves has been created by scientists.
It could lead to an 'easily-operated' machine that links up to smartphones in the next five years, the researchers said.
The breakthrough could one-day help handicapped people who struggle to speak to communicate again, such as those who have suffered a stroke.
It could be used as a 'telepathic typewriter' that automatically notes down what we are thinking.
The technology, from researchers at Japan's Toyohashi University of Technology, can recognise the numbers 0 to 9 with 90 per cent accuracy using brain waves.
Study participants uttered the numbers and the robot guessed in real-time based on real-time readings of an electroencephalogram (EEG) brain scan.
The mind-reading device was also able to recognise 18 types of Japanese symbols from EEG signals with a 60 per cent accuracy rate.
This, the researchers say, shows the possibility of an EEG-activated typewriter in the near future.
'Up until now, speech-decoding from EEG signals has had difficulty in collecting enough data to allow the use of powerful algorithms based on "deep learning" or other types of machine learning,' reads a university statement.
'The research group has developed a different research-framework that can achieve high performance with a small training data-set.
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