Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed Man to Feel Again

goldrushg | October 16, 2016 | 0 | Real World

Source: Washington Post

Think how an advanced version of this technology could help Twister! Surely no one would use this for evil, though. Or would they?

For the first time, scientists have helped a paralyzed man experience the sense of touch in his mind-controlled robotic arm.

For the cutting-edge experiment, a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, electrodes smaller than a grain of sand were implanted in the sensory cortex of the man’s brain. The electrodes received signals from a robot arm. When a researcher pressed the fingers of the prosthesis, the man felt the pressure in the fingers of his paralyzed right hand, effectively bypassing his damaged spinal cord.

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