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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BrainGate: A Breakthrough Study for Healthcare Robotics

From: Robotics Trends - 12/26/2012

Quadriplegic's brain reconnects with a long-lost ability: to reach, to grasp and to lift with robotic limb

Cathy Hutchinson is a quadriplegic patient who is able - for the first time in fifteen years - to reach and grasp with a robotic limb linked to tiny sensor in her brain. As reported in a recent study in the journal Nature, the device, called BrainGate, bypasses the nerve circuits broken by the brainstem stroke and replaces them with wires that run outside Hutchinson's body. "The implanted sensor is about the size of a baby aspirin."


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Paralyzed woman gets robotic arm she controls with her mind (with video 6:39) http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47447302/ns/today-today_health/t/paralyzed-woman-gets-robotic-arm-she-controls-her-mind/

 

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Paralyzed athlete completes marathon in 16 days with bionic legs (with video

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