October 26: First Computer Run by Thought – Day in Tech History
1998 – A Georgia man became the first person that ran a computer controlled by thought. The subject (known as J.R.) was paralyzed due to stroke. Dr Roy Bakay and Dr. Phillip Kennedy implanted a glass cone into J.R’s brain, which would allow him to mentally control the PC.
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Other items in the Day in Tech History
- Sig Hartmann resigns from Commodore
- Sony introduces the PS2 in the US
- Facebook releases Scribe