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Medicine Robotics

Man With Quadriplegia Controls Robot Arm With Mind 70

Posted by Soulskill
from the give-him-a-hand dept.
awtbfb writes "Tim Hemmes, with the help of University of Pittsburgh researchers, successfully controlled a robot arm in three dimensions. He's had quadriplegia for seven years. The feat was accomplished using implanted ECoG electrodes and weeks of computer training. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 'Ever since his accident, Mr. Hemmes said, he's had the goal of hugging his daughter Jaylei.' Next up are six more 30-day participants, followed by a year-long study."
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Man With Quadriplegia Controls Robot Arm With Mind

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