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Quadriplegia patient uses brain-computer interface to move his arm by just thinking | KurzweilAI
credit: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland FES Center

Quadriplegia patient uses brain-computer interface to move his arm by just thinking | KurzweilAI

A research team led by Case Western Reserve University has developed the first implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating system to restore arm and hand movements for quadriplegic patients.

In a proof-of-concept experiment, the system included a brain-computer interface with recording electrodes implanted under his skull and a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system that activated his arm and hand — reconnecting his brain to paralyzed muscles.

The research was part of the ongoing BrainGate2 pilot clinical trial being conducted by a consortium of academic and other institutions to assess the safety and feasibility of the implanted brain-computer interface (BCI)…

Source: Quadriplegia patient uses brain-computer interface to move his arm by just thinking | KurzweilAI