Monday, December 17, 2012

High-performance neuroprosthetic control: paralyzed lady controls robot arm by brain impulses

prosthetic arm by DARPA

Today The Lancelet published an article on a 52 year old woman who is paralyzed from the neck downwards. American scientists were able to develop a prosthetic hand which she can control by two networks of microelectrodes implanted in her motor cortex, regions of the brain that involve planning, control, and execution of voluntary movements

The lady was able to learn how to move the hand within two days after the operation, after a training period of three months she was able to perform 90% of the given assignments. 

This is a huge step forward in finding ways of helping people that are paralyzed or suffered a limb amputation.

Picture on neuroprosthetics by Washington University School of Medicine

The cyborg age is drawing near!


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