Paralyzed Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Her Mind
Dec 24, 2014
New Scientist explores the world of robotics. Jennifer Collinger and her colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania implanted two small electrode grids into the brain of a paralyzed woman, Jan Scheuermann. Once the grids were connected to the computer, it analyzed Jan's brain activity. Computer algorithms matched her brainwaves to body movements and Jan was able to manipulate the movement of a robotic arm with her thoughts.