Reading peoples’ minds could soon move out of the realm of science fiction, and that may be good news for patients with debilitating illnesses like ALS.
The iBrain is a small device used to record and analyze brain waves.
Dr. Phillip Low tried his invention out on scientist Stephen Hawking, and was able to determine when Hawking intended to complete tasks.
"The idea is to take that intent, and connect that to machines that will speak for him or move for him,” Dr. Low said.
Researchers have also been using the iBrain technology to study children with autism, in order to better understand their brain function.