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Old 10-14-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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Brain Implant Restores Sense Of Touch To Paralyzed Man : Shots - Health News : NPR

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Twelve years ago, a car wreck took away Nathan Copeland's ability to control his hands or sense what his fingers were touching.

A few months ago, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center gave Copeland a new way to reach out and feel the world around him. It's a mind-controlled robotic arm that has pressure sensors in each fingertip that send signals directly to Copeland's brain.
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:47 PM
 
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Brain implants allow paralysed monkeys to walk

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For more than a decade, neuroscientist Grégoire Courtine has been flying every few months from his lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne to another lab in Beijing, China, where he conducts research on monkeys with the aim of treating spinal-cord injuries.

The commute is exhausting — on occasion he has even flown to Beijing, done experiments, and returned the same night. But it is worth it, says Courtine, because working with monkeys in China is less burdened by regulation than it is in Europe and the United States. And this week, he and his team report the results of experiments in Beijing, in which a wireless brain implant — that stimulates electrodes in the leg by recreating signals recorded from the brain — has enabled monkeys with spinal-cord injuries to walk.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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New Record: Paralyzed Man Uses Brain Implant to Type Eight Words Per Minute

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“What did you enjoy the most about your trip to the Grand Canyon?” the Stanford researchers asked.

In response, a cursor floated across a computer screen displaying a keyboard and confidently picked out one letter at a time. The woman controlling the cursor didn’t have a mouse under her hand, though. She’s paralyzed due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease) and can’t move her hands. Instead, she steered the cursor using a chip implanted in her brain.

“I enjoyed the beauty,” she typed.
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Old Today, 09:19 AM
 
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From Mind Control to Curing Brain Diseases, a Neuroscience Revolution Is Coming

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A cyborgian improvement to my memory and ability to focus? The ability to save my memories on a disk like a word file? Immortality for my experiences? Anything is possible.
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