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Prosthetic arm technology detects spinal nerve signals | ScienceDaily

Prosthetic arm technology detects spinal nerve signals | ScienceDaily

Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal cord.

To control the prosthetic, the patient has to think like they are controlling a phantom arm and imagine some simple manoeuvres, such as pinching two fingers together. The sensor technology interprets the electrical signals sent from spinal motor neurons and uses them as commands.

Source: Prosthetic arm technology detects spinal nerve signals — ScienceDaily