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Woman Paralyzed Neck Down Exhibits High Level of Performance With Robotic Arm

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Doctors in Pittsburgh are completely taken aback by the amazing capability of a paralyzed woman, who has achieved a high level of performance with the use of the robotic arm.
 Woman Paralyzed Neck Down Exhibits High Level of Performance With Robotic Arm
Woman Paralyzed Neck Down Exhibits High Level of Performance With Robotic Arm
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This 52-year-old patient, who was paralyzed about a decade ago due to a medical condition that gradually damaged her spine, has completely stunned experts as she is able to use her thoughts to control the robotic arm in an extraordinary manner.

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During training sessions, this patient has exhibited great ability in learning to make quick movements with the brain-controlled robotic arm, achieving high levels of performance not witnessed before.

"We were blown away by how fast she was able to acquire her skill, that was completely unexpected," said Andrew Schwartz, professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh. "At the end of a good day, when she was making these beautiful movements, she was ecstatic."



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