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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Robotic Arm: First-ever Thought Controlled and Bone Mounted


Thought-controlled Robotic Limbs to Reach First Patients in Early 2013

From: Robotics Trends - 11/29/2012

 

The robotic device's electrodes are fused directly to the bones and nerves of amputees

 

A postdoctoral student has developed a technique for implanting thought-controlled robotic arms and their electrodes directly to the bones and nerves of amputees, a move which he is calling "the future of artificial limbs". The first volunteers will receive their new limbs early in 2013.

 

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Videos

  Controlling an arm on a computer screen (2:00)

  Artificial hand mimics living hand (2:00)

  Controlling fingers (2:00)

  Training with video games (2:00)


 

Max Ortiz Catalan



 

Man to climb skyscraper using thought-controlled bionic leg http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-10/31/thought-controlled-bionic-leg-chicago-tower

 

A prosthetic arm that 'feels': Todd Kuiken on TED.com http://blog.ted.com/2011/10/20/a-prosthetic-arm-that-feels-todd-kuiken-on-ted-com/

 

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From: Robotics Business - 11/30/2012

 

A postdoctoral student has developed a technique for implanting thought-controlled robotic arms and their electrodes directly to the bones and nerves of amputees, a move which he is calling "the future of artificial limbs". The first volunteers will receive their new limbs early in 2013.

 

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The Remote Control in Your Mind


From: Scientific American - 12/2012 - page 32

By: David Pogue 

Forget voice control or gesture recognition. Gadgets may soon link directly to our brain

 

Okay, great: we can control our phones with speech recognition and our television sets with gesture recognition. But those technologies don't work in all situations for all people. So I say, forget about those crude beginnings; what we really want is thought recognition.

 

As I found out during research for a recent NOVA episode, it mostly appears that brain-computer interface (BCI) technology has not advanced very far just yet. For example, I tried to make a toy helicopter fly by thinking "up" as I wore a $300 commercial EEG headset. It barely worked.

 

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NOVA Science Now - What Will the Future Be Like? (video 52:37) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/what-future-be-like.html