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DARPA uses nerve/muscle interfaces to give amputees feedback and improve control

DARPA uses nerve/muscle interfaces to give amputees feedback and improve control | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Artificial limbs have come a long way in recent years with the development of prostheses that can be controlled directly by the patient’s nerves. The problem is, links between living nerves and the prostheses break down over time, which makes permanent attachment and practical control difficult. To understand why this happens and to help give patients more control over their prostheses, DARPA has instituted a number of programs aimed at improving neural interfaces and allowing amputees to have better control of advanced prostheses in the near term.

 

 

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Improved repair of damage to the peripheral nervous system | KurzweilAI

Improved repair of damage to the peripheral nervous system | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, in collaboration with colleagues from Rutgers University, Newark and...
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Paralyzed Man Regains Use Of Hands After Having Nerves Rewired | Singularity Hub

Paralyzed Man Regains Use Of Hands After Having Nerves Rewired | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A quadriplegic man has regained partial control of his hands after doctors rewired the nerves in his arm.

The 71-year-old patient suffered a spinal cord injury after a car accident four years ago that left him partially paralyzed. Although he was still able to move his arms to a degree, the accident left him unable to pinch or grip with either hand, due to the specific location of his injury.

 

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