brain-controlled prostheses
Artificial Touch Enabled
Artificial Touch Enabled
Jef Akst | Oct 13, 2016
A quadriplegic 28-year-old man senses touch via stimulation of electrodes implanted in his somatosensory cortex.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Brain Electric</em>
Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.
Brain New World
Brain New World
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.
Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm
Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm
Jef Akst | Jul 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.
Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless
Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless
Bob Grant | Dec 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.
Neuroprosthetics
Neuroprosthetics
Eric C. Leuthardt, Jarod L. Roland, Wilson Z. Ray | Nov 1, 2014
Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function.
Smarter Prostheses
Smarter Prostheses
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2014
Artificial limbs and their wearers achieve more sensitive communication thanks to engineering advances.
FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm
FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm
Jef Akst | May 14, 2014
The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.
Thoughts Control Robotic Hand
Thoughts Control Robotic Hand
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 17, 2012
Researchers develop a mind-controlled, prosthetic hand for a quadriplegic patient.
Robot Legs Obey Brain
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2012
A pair of mechanical leg braces that are controlled by their wearer’s brain signals could help paralyzed patients walk again.