Robotics and medical science unlocked new milestone today after a 28-year-old paralyzed man started to sense feelings through a robotic arm which was connected and synced with his brain signals. This heralds a new era in robotics, as millions of paralyzed people around the world have now a new hope of living a normal and lively life.
Nathan Copeland, who was injured in a car accident, said he is now able to sense feelings for the first time as a robotic arm was synced to his brain using button-sized small electrodes that were planted in his brain. These electrodes were implanted in locations in brain that are responsible for the sense neurons for hands, fingers and palms.
Professor Robert Gaunt, the leader of the program overlooking Mr. Copeland says that it’s a great start, but we still have a long way to go.
The latest breakthrough could unlock unimaginable vistas in the paralysis treatment. Prosthetic limbs have already been used all around the world for general movement and cosmetic purposes, but inducing a feel in these limbs is unprecedented in the history. The goal of the experts working …read more