Paralyzed woman controls robot arm with mind

Paralyzed woman uses mind to control robot arm Cathy Hutchinson directed arm to pick up bottle of coffee and bring it to her lips: researchers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 2:56 PM Cathy Hutchinson of East Taunton, Mass. A report by researchers published in the Thursday, May 17, 2012 issue of the journal Nature describes how two people, paralyzed years before by strokes, were able to control free-standing robotic arms with the help of a tiny sensor planted in their brains. It describes how two people who lost use of their arms and legs because of strokes years before were able to control free-standing robotic arms with the help of a tiny sensor implanted in their brains. The computer was taught how to interpret the brain patterns through practice as the paralyzed participants watched the robot arms move and then imagined that they were moving their own arms the same way.

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