Brain could power artifical limbs

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posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 03:16 PM
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Mind power could be used to control artifical limbs, scientists believe.
Tests on humans show a link between a pattern of brain signals and certain limb movements, a team at Duke University, North Carolina found.

Previous research has shown monkeys can move a cursor on a computer screen using thought-waves alone.

However, implants of microchips into the brain of paralysed patients would be necessary to allow them to control a robot arm or computer.

Professor Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University led the latest research, which he said could lead to treatment for people with paralysis.

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posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 04:31 AM
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Is there anywhere I can read about the research on the mokeys moving cursors with there brains?



posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 05:48 PM
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Try the bbc news site www.bbc.co.uk click on news tab and do a search



posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 07:01 PM
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i saw aomething on this once.

I think it is cool that they are figuring out how to make artificial limbs. They are no where near close though.






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