December 18, 2012
Paralyzed Woman's Mind Controls Robotic Arm
Ian Sample, Guardian
A woman who is paralysed from the neck down has stunned doctors with her extraordinary skill at using a robotic arm that is controlled by her thoughts alone.
The 52-year-old patient, called Jan, lost the use of her limbs more than 10 years ago to a degenerative disease that damaged her spinal cord. The disruption to her nervous system was the equivalent to having a broken neck.
TAGGED: robotics, prosthetics, brain-computer interface, paralysis