Small electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs simply by thinking about how to execute those actions. This technology could improve communication and daily life for a person who is paralyzed or has lost the ability to speak from a stroke or neurodegenerative disease.
XDA senior member Kemonine96 is showcasing what he calls the Universal Arduino Serial Adapter. Essentially, the device is an Arduino board designed to connect to a serial interface on a target device.
Computer and machine interfaces featured in popular sci-fi films often serve to inspire real world applications.
Neuroscientists have developed a number of advanced "brain-machine" interfaces.