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Neuroprosthetics | The Scientist Magazine®

Neuroprosthetics | The Scientist Magazine® | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Beyond the ability to infer intentions about limb and hand movement from neuronal activity, the neuronal signals picked up by these so-called intraparenchymal electrodes can be used to control a robotic limb. Research teams at the University of Pittsburgh, Stanford, Duke, and Brown have each performed real-time control of robotic arms based on the brain activity of macaque monkeys. By implanting electrode arrays into the animals’ motor cortex, for example, Andrew Schwartz of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues found that the monkeys could manipulate a robotic arm well enough to feed themselves. By tapping into the motor cortex, the researchers recorded the primates’ movement intentions and used the information to control the movement of the robotic arm.4
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Electrical implants let paralysed patients stand again (Wired UK)

Electrical implants let paralysed patients stand again (Wired UK) | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Four paralysed individuals have voluntarily and independently moved their legs for the first time since injury, thanks to a spinal implant that delivers electrical stimulus

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Graphene And The EmergingTechnology of Neural Prostheses | MIT Technology Review

Graphene And The EmergingTechnology of Neural Prostheses | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Neural implants are set to be revolutionised by a new type of graphene transistor with a liquid gate, say bio-engineers
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Brain-Linked Prosthetic Arm Wins FDA Approval As Our Bionic Future Looms | TechCrunch

Brain-Linked Prosthetic Arm Wins FDA Approval As Our Bionic Future Looms | TechCrunch | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
DARPA's initiative to build a prosthetic arm that's fully controllable via a wearer's mind has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (via..
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The arm is capable of fine movement and delicate control, operating zippers and picking up fragile objects without breaking them in the process. It’s the first device of its kind to do multiple simultaneous robotic actions, which makes it a far more accurate simulation of a biological limb than anything that has come before. I’m sure it’ll be a while before these make their way out beyond the community of medical users, but it’s a step towards that possible future so you might as well prepare now for the bio-enhancements of tomorrow.

  

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33rd Square: Researchers Restore Natural Senses with Bionic Hand

33rd Square: Researchers Restore Natural Senses with Bionic Hand | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A Danish man is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information – in real-time – with a bionic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm. excerpt: "A Danish man is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information – in real-time – with a bionic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm. Using the Lifehand 2, Dennis Aabo Sørensen can grasp objects intuitively and identify what he is touching while blindfolded."
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