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Paralyzed Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Her Mind

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This woman had a stroke 15 years ago that left her paralyzed. She is a volunteer for the BrainGate2 clinical trial, a project in which sensors are implanted in the patient's brain, which turn neurological signals into software commands that control robotic hardware. In the video, she gets herself a drink, which is a big step in autonomy -as her smile shows. Read more about the project at Wired. Link -via Metafilter

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