Thought control of robotic arms using the BrainGate system

A trial funded in part by NIH is evaluating an investigational device called the BrainGate neural interface system. This is a type of brain-computer interface (BCI) intended to put robotics and other assistive technology under the brain’s control. By imagining the movement of their own arms, two paralyzed individuals were able to use the BrainGate to make complex reach-and-grasp movements with robotic arms. Credit: The BrainGate Collaboration.

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16 thoughts on “Thought control of robotic arms using the BrainGate system

  1. it would be great …
    it would be great if it were wireless and they wouldnt have to have that stupid thing? sticking out of their head…

  2. Science makes …
    Science makes perfect!! Without? science we wouldn’t be having as much entertainment and indulgement as the present age.

  3. This is truly …
    This is truly amazing technology. However, I wonder why are they hardwiring the technology directly into the brain rather? than using? an external device like EPOC head set? ($299 retail) from Emotive.com as developed by Tan Le. This device allows the user to interface with software or machines wirelessly with no surgery required. Can something like EPOC and Brain Gate work together?

  4. These people look? …
    These people look? genuinely happy! That°s the purpose and the goal of the real science!

  5. The best part of …
    The best part of this video is to see her smile over something so simple for most of us.

    There has been amazing advancement in this type of? stuff since i was a kid, another 25 years i could see this being a practical option for prosthetic

  6. Just Incredible. …
    Just Incredible. Finally someone uses modern? day technology for good.

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