|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!
- High-performance neuroprosthetic control by an individual with tetraplegia (The Lancelet, December 17, 2012)
- Verlamde vrouw bestuurt kunsthand met hersenen (deredactie.be, December 17, 2012, in Dutch)
- Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Comes Close To Movement Of Normal Limb (Inquisiter, December 16, 2012)
- DARPA's Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Could Be on the Market in Four Years (Fast Company, February 9, 2011)
- Neil Harbisson: I listen to color (TED, July 2012)
- Twilight Zone Robotics (Wim, May 14, 2011)
- Ayo Technology! (Wim, February 25, 2011)