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Enhanced brain-computer interface promises unparalleled autonomy for disabled

Enhanced brain-computer interface promises unparalleled autonomy for disabled | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

In the 2009 film Surrogates, humans live vicariously through robots while safely remaining in their own homes. That sci-fi future is still a long way off, but recent advances in technology, supported by EU funding, are bringing this technology a step closer to reality in order to give disabled people more autonomy and independence than ever before.

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Brain linked to robotic hand; success hailed

Brain linked to robotic hand; success hailed | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
When it happened, emotions flashed like lightning.

 

The nearby robotic hand that Tim Hemmes was controlling with his mind touched his girlfriend Katie Schaffer's outstretched hand.

One small touch for Mr. Hemmes; one giant reach for people with disabilities.

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Mind control: Pushing the limits

Mind control: Pushing the limits | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Controlling physical objects by merely thinking about them is now a reality.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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