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Paralyzed man controls robotic arm with his thoughts

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his...

Wireless brain-computer interface streams thought commands with the speed of an Internet connection

Following more than a decade of engineering work, a wireless brain-computer interface could finally give paralyzed people the ability to control everyday devices like TVs, computers, or wheelchairs...

Soft and stretchable spinal cord implant mimics living nervous tissue

Swiss scientists have managed to create an elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord and restores the ability to walk in paralysed rats. Their elastic implant, called "e-Dura",...

Brain implant lets paralyzed man move hand with his thoughts

A paralyzed man implanted with a thought-reading microchip has regained the ability to move his fingers and hand using only his own thoughts."I never dreamed I would...

Spinal stimulation helps four patients overcome paralysis

Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical spinal stimulation. These patients are helping...

Watch the mind-controlled exoskeleton in preparation for its FIFA World Cup debut (video)

Back in January, we showed you the first concept image of the robotic body suit that will help a paralyzed teenager to kick off the 2014 FIFA...

Cybathlon 2016: the championship for parathletes with technology aids

As we all know, 2014 is going to be the year when, for the very first time, a paralyzed person wearing a mind-controlled exoskeleton will perform the...

University of Malta researchers build music player that reads brain activity of user

Have you ever wished changing your music was as easy as glancing at a shuffle icon on your screen? Chances are if you’re on this website the...
TMR nerve enervation

DARPA’s cutting edge prosthesis research results in new nerve and muscle interfaces (video)

Artist's concept of Leaded Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (LIMES) to be used as a novel peripheral-interface technology with targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) Image credit: DARPA Last time we reported...
Mindwalker

Mindwalker exoskeleton uses EEG cap to help disabled people walk again

Although no medical cure currently exists for spinal cord injury, paralyzed patients in the future could be able to walk again thanks to robotic exoskeleton technology, being developed...
TOBI EEG

Brain-computer interface reconnects disabled patient’s brain to his muscles (video)

As part of the European TOBI (Tools for Brain‐computer Interaction) research project, using a brain-computer interface (BCI), scientists have found a way to help disabled people to "reconnect" their brain to...
letters

Future brain spellers will let you type full words, not just letters individually

With the development of a new type of brain–machine interface users in the future could be able to plan and perform a series of sequential movements more naturally. “This is...

Thought-Controlled Wheelchair Successfully Passed First Clinical Trials

A working prototype of a wheelchair controlled by thoughts, was demonstrated live to the public in Sydney this Monday. The wheelchair can be navigated either by thoughts or automatically through...

Future Brain Implants Could Use Sugar as Energy Source, Self-Powered Medical Devices on the...

MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive...

DEKA Upper-Limb Prosthesis Offers More Motion With Less Thought

Although this prosthesis is not brainwave-controlled - the patient moves it using his or her feet - but the system proudly holds the title of 'most advanced...

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