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This man types without hands, using the power of his mind

By Daniel Gilbert

03 Mar 2023 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

Paradromics Inc., has investors lining up. In this fascinating article from The Washington Post, we discover how its technology is revolutionizing the lives of those who experience mobility issues.

Inside a high-ceiling building, shaded with live oaks, engineers and scientists are building an electronic brain implant that would allow the mind to communicate directly with a computer, enabling a person to type by thinking about it.

It is the stuff of science fiction, popularized by billionaire Elon Musk, but with a different focus: restoring the voice of people who have lost the ability to speak or type. The company, Paradromics Inc., has lined up investors betting it can get to market ahead of Musk’s better-funded, crosstown rival Neuralink Corp.

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