Controlling a robotic arm with the brain | Science News

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Using two tiny brain implants and a robotic arm, Erik Sorto, whose arms and legs are paralyzed, can lift a beer bottle from a table and bring it smoothly to his mouth to take a sip. The implants rest in a brain region that plans out movements.

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T. Aflalo et al. Decoding motor imagery from the posterior parietal
cortex of a tetraplegic human. Science. Vol. 348,
May 22, 2015, p. 906. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa5417.

Images courtesy of Spencer Kellis and Christian Klaes/Caltech
Video courtesy of Caltech

Reported by Meghan Rosen; Produced by Ashley Yeager


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