Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind, University of Pittsburgh Study

Published: May 01, 2013

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It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence. The technology, known as brain-computer (or brain-machine) interface, is in its infancy as far as human use—though scientists have been studying the concept for years. But experts say that people with paralysis or amputations could be using the technology at home within the next decade.

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