Robotic Arm Operated Via Thought

by Rajshri on  December 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
 Robotic Arm Operated Via Thought
A robotic hand that can be controlled with thoughts has been fitted onto a man, who had lost an arm.

The feat achieved by a group of European scientists required a month of experimentation, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The Italian-led team said that it was the first time an amputee could make complex movements using his mind to control a biomechanic hand connected to his nervous system.

At a news conference on Wednesday in Rome, the researchers said that last year they implanted electrodes into the arm of the patient, who had lost his left hand and forearm in a car accident.

The electrodes were removed after a month, during which the man learned to wiggle the robotic fingers and make other movements.

Source: ANI

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