Credit: Collinger et al., The Lancet, Early Online Publication (17 December)
A 53-year-old woman paralyzed from the neck down by a genetic neurodegenerative condition has learned to manipulate a robotic arm with her thoughts, researchers report today in The Lancet. In the video above, she uses the arm to remove plastic cones stacked on a base and restack them one by one on another base. Surgeons had implanted two 4×4-millimeter grids of hair-thin electrodes in her brain to capture signals from regions involved in planning hand and arm movements….
just watched her on the news… amazing….
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