- Scientists want reproduce speech from brain recordings in real-time
- Goal is to help those affected by motor disease such as Lou Gehrig's
- Such a novel device would communicate people's intended thoughts via an electronic speaker or writing device, the say
A mind-reaching machine that can translate thoughts into speech is coming closer to reality.
The research has been ongoing for several years, and recently, scientists successfully managed to playback a word that someone is thinking by monitoring their brain activity.
While there remains a long way to go, they say this could help victims of stroke and others with speech paralysis to communicate with their loved ones.