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Artificial Touch Enabled

By Jef Akst | October 13, 2016

A quadriplegic 28-year-old man senses touch via stimulation of electrodes implanted in his somatosensory cortex.

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Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric

By Malcolm Gay | October 1, 2015

Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.

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Brain New World

By Malcolm Gay | October 1, 2015

The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.

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Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm

By Jef Akst | July 10, 2015

Researchers network the brains of three monkeys to create a “living computer” that can steer an image of a robotic arm toward a target.

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Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless

By Bob Grant | December 18, 2014

A paralyzed woman has used mind power and a robotic arm wirelessly connected to her brain to achieve the most dexterous movement yet accomplished with BMI.

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Neuroprosthetics

By Eric C. Leuthardt, Jarod L. Roland, and Wilson Z. Ray | November 1, 2014

Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function.

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Smarter Prostheses

By Kerry Grens | October 10, 2014

Artificial limbs and their wearers achieve more sensitive communication thanks to engineering advances.

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FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2014

The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.

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Thoughts Control Robotic Hand

By Beth Marie Mole | December 17, 2012

Researchers develop a mind-controlled, prosthetic hand for a quadriplegic patient.

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Robot Legs Obey Brain

By Jef Akst | September 7, 2012

A pair of mechanical leg braces that are controlled by their wearer’s brain signals could help paralyzed patients walk again.

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