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May 16, 2012

Paralyzed Woman Uses Thoughts to Move Robotic Arm by Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters

A trial of the BrainGate neurally controlled robotic arm (Brown University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School) demonstrates a paralyzed woman’s ability to grasp a cup and sip coffee from a straw using her thoughts to instruct a robotic arm. Dr. Pettigrew is referenced in the article. Read the full article from Reuters.

Health Terms: 
Injury,
Injury - Spinal Cord Injury