posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 03:16 PM
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.
Another leap forward for robotics
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