2006-07-12

paralyzed man is now a cyborg

Brain sensor allows mind-control
Although the patient's spinal cord had been severed for three years by the time of the trial, the scientists found that brain cell activity - or neural firing patterns - persisted in the patient's motor cortex. The electrodes in the NMP were able to record this activity and send it to a computer. The computer then translated the firing patterns into movement commands which could drive computer controls or artificial limbs.

i find this incredible. a bit scary, but still incredible.



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