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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Chips in Human Brains to Control Prosthesis
You probably remember the story which surfaced in May 2005 about monkeys using robotic arms as their own (check here to refresh your memory).

Now, according to the ANBA press agency, Miguel Nicolelis, the professor of neurology at Duke University who was behind the experiments with the monkeys, wants to go further. He plans to install chips in humans' brains in order to control prosthetic arms.

Of course, there is still some work to do with animals before this kind of surgery can be practiced on humans. But the first surgery in the world to implant a neuro-prosthesis inside a human being is expected to be performed in a Brazilian hospital by 2008. This overview contains other details, references and a diagram describing how a patient's brain can control the prosthetics.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 6:37 AM Comments (0)
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