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Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind

Cathy Hutchinson has been unable to move her own arms or legs for 15 years. But using the most advanced brain-machine interface ever developed, she can steer a robotic arm towards a bottle, pick it up, and drink her morning coffee. The interface includes a sensor implanted in Cathy's brain, which 'reads' her thoughts, and a decoder, which turns her thoughts into instructions for the robotic arm. In this video, watch Cathy control the arm and hear from the team behind the pioneering study.

Read the paper: Reach and grasp by people with tetraplegia using a neurally controlled robotic arm

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-00468-4

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