Quadriplegic Woman Controls Complex Robotic Arm With Her Mind [Video]

Thanks to a wi-fi brain implant and with the help of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Jan Scheuermann can control a complex robotic arm to complete certain basic tasks such as picking up objects and move them around. The technology isn’t perfect yet: Scheuermann sometimes fails to grab things that are presented to her and hasn’t succeeded yet in certain tasks such as pouring water from one glass into another.

[Carl Zimmer | National Geographic | UPMC]

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