Move Again With Thought Powered Wheelchair
Neuroscientists at Duke Health have developed technology called brain-machine interface (BMI) that allows monkeys to control a robotic wheelchair with only their thoughts. This research has enormous potential to help paralyzed people, whether they’re a person suffering from the later stages of ALS, or a combat veteran with a brain or spinal injury. Researchers were surprised by the “brain’s flexibility to assimilate the device” or wheelchair, meaning how fast the brain adapted to using the BMI to control the wheelchair. This research will help scientists to develop better assistive technology for paralyzed people.
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