Friday, March 24, 2006

Amputee Controls New Robotic Arms With Brain

Now the title is a bit misleading, the prosthetic device isn't wired to nerves that lead to the brain, rather pectoral muscles. His nerves that controlled his hands however, were somehow repartitioned into his pectoral muscles, and electrodes placed on his muscles so that when specific clusters flexed it would then trigger a response from the prosthesis.

It's still quite cool, and a step in the right direction. I hope someday they will have a prosthesis directly controlled by neurons. THAT will be just rocking.

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