Prof. Tom Chau’s lab can already tell what word you’re thinking of, or if you’re singing a song to yourself
By Brent Ledger
Tom Chau helps the silent speak. Working with an almost-telepathic technology known as a brain-computer interface, Chau and his lab help people with no speech and limited or no control of their limbs articulate simple words such as “yes” and “no” using only their thoughts. Eventually, people may communicate more complex answers just by thinking them.
For now, the technology requires the subject to wear a cap covered with